Will Microsoft Use Google To Boost Its Case In Front Of EC?

Ignore any bad stuff we’re doing, and just think about what Google (NSDQ: GOOG) might be able to do if we weren’t around. That appears to be the gist of an argument Microsoft (NSDQ: MSFT) is expected to make next month to the European Commission, which said earlier this year that its “preliminary view” was that the company violated antitrust laws by bundling Internet Explorer with Windows.

The Commission wants the company and computer makers to let users choose a specific browser when they buy a new PC. The New York Times cites an unidentified source who say that Microsoft will respond by claiming “that such a move would strengthen its rival Google