Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 26th Jan 2007 21:37 UTC
Windows A coalition of rivals charged on Friday that Microsoft's new Vista operating system coming out next week will perpetuate practices found illegal in the European Union nearly three years ago. The group, which includes IBM, Nokia, Sun Microsystems, Adobe, Oracle and Red Hat, said its complaints made last year are yet to be addressed just days before Vista is due for release.
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Live and let MS live
by Hamman on Sat 27th Jan 2007 10:40 UTC
Hamman
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2006-01-02

So let me get this straight: Microsoft are so good at what they do, that pretty much everybody wants to buy their products. Because of this, they're accused of anti-competitive behaviour. Well, if the competition is so lame, I say screw 'em. May they rot and burn in hell. If you can't compete with Microsoft on a free market, you should give up instead of trying to get the EU to stop them.
But MS is so big! Yes, they are. Yet they were unable to stop Google, YouTube, Apple, Linux, Mozilla, Sun and others. MS can use their money for R&D and investments, or diminish when their monetary supply goes dry. Shure, they could try buying out every interesting project out there, but how unrealistic wouldn't such a tactic be?
And to say that the software market has stagnated because of MS is just stupid. Look at OSX, Web 2.0, or all the great apps for Windows we take for granted. Can you really say the software market is the same as say 5 years ago? I sure can't.

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