38686 story EU Gives Microsoft 8 Days Until Fines 537 Posted by CmdrTaco on Wednesday November 15, 2006 @12:05PM from the can-we-reposess-something-shiny-and-expensive dept. kaysan writes "European Commissioner Neelie Kroes has presented Microsoft with an ultimatum: Before Thursday next week, Microsoft must hand over all secret information on Windows protocols to its competition. Should the company choose to ignore this demand, it will be severely fined. Microsoft's history with EU fines so far amounts to approximately Euro777.5 million. Both linked websites are Dutch, but then again, so is EU commissioner Neelie Kroes."