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Old 02-27-2008, 11:22 AM   #1 (permalink)
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BBC NEWS | Business | EU fines Microsoft record $1.4bn

An interesting read which will most probably make nix users scream in delight

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Old 02-27-2008, 12:09 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I call BS on this. Not long ago like last week Microsoft released over 30,000 documents which had code related info. How can they go ahead and fine them when they followed the ruling. the EU is just trying to get Rich off of Microsoft.

If i was M$ i would jsut pull out of Europe. Let them survive on Linux. LEts see how fast they change their tune then.

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Microsoft could hand them the freaking source code, and the EU would still sue them.
Nothing to see here.
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Old 02-27-2008, 01:16 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I would really hope some MS haters see what's what...
for example...let's use this often tired and erroneous claim that Microsoft is a monopoly...ok fine

XXX companies sue Microsoft for being a monopoly. You would think they want MS to stop doing something "monopolistic" but what they ask for is...ok MS is a monopoly, now they have to give us their source code...that they spend billions on to develop.

Wait you don't want them to stop being a "monopoly"?
No, we just want their source code.

That's not something I made up btw...just a quick recap of all that occurs whenever MS is accused of anti-competitiveness. How can protecting your own source code you develop be monopolistic? This stuff does not even enter into the realm of "monopoly".

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