Linked by David Adams on Tue 23rd Aug 2005 16:37 UTC, submitted by kellym
Legal The antitrust regulator in South Korea will begin a crucial hearing on Tuesday (Monday evening US time) to determine whether Microsoft violated the country's fair trade rules by bundling its instant messenger and Media Player programs into its Windows XP platform. Officials have been reticent about whether the regulator, the Fair Trade Commission, will rule on the case after a closed hearing of two days. The commission held a closed hearing in July to listen to arguments from Microsoft and its local competitors, but it has not clarified how many more hearings it will need before ruling.
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by helf on Tue 23rd Aug 2005 17:15 UTC
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how dumb is the world. This is getting ridiculous. It's a desktop OS. of COURSE it's going to have a mediaplayer, IM, email apps installed. hell, every linux distro does and, if i'm not mistaken, so does OSX. But noooo.. the "EEEEEVIL" MS can't do it. Give me a break. I'm no MS fan but this is just getting out of hand.

Besides, MS isn't stopping users from installing 3rd party apps.

what a load of BS.

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