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Microsoft's latest rebuff to the European commission's monopoly ruling threatens values at the heart of democracy, critics say. David Gow reports A new front opened in the six-year war between Microsoft and the European commission last week. The endgame is uncertain, as regards both timing and outcome, but the enormous scale of the stakes are clearer: Brussels is challenging the entire basis of the group's business strategy and model. It is determined to change them.