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BRUSSELS - BELGIUM - 24 MARCH 2004-- Mario MONTI the Italian EU-Commissioner for Competition announcing the EU-Commission conclusion on the Microsoft investigation. -- The EU-Commission declared Microsoft Corporation guilty of abusing its near monopoly with Windows to foil competitors in other markets and hit the software giant with a record fine of 497.2 million EUR and ordered it to offer a European version of its Windows operating system without the Media Player. -- PHOTO: JUHA ROININEN / EUP-IMAGES