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.
Permalink for comment 21926
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE[2]: jeez
by helf on Tue 23rd Aug 2005 17:31 UTC in reply to "RE: jeez"
Member since:

1. So thats why I get Dells that have otehr media players and what not loaded? like jukebox and the like.

2. I've never had them "mysteriously reappear" after an update. MSN Messenger and WMP (all three versions that are loaded by default..) havent been on any of my windows machines in ages.

3. Bundling your own software with your OS doesn't hurt much. If someone wants something better, they will go get it.

Reply Parent Score: 2