Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 17th Sep 2007 15:17 UTC, submitted by Rahul
Legal Microsoft suffered a stunning defeat on Monday when a European Union court backed a European Commission ruling that the US software giant illegally abused its market power to crush competitors. The European Union's second-highest court dismissed the company's appeal on all substantive points of the 2004 antitrustruling. The court said Microsoft, the world's largest software maker, was unjustified in tying new applications to its Windows operating system in a way that harmed consumer choice. The verdict, which may be appealed only on points of law and not of fact, could force Microsoft to change its business practices.
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by Kroc on Mon 17th Sep 2007 15:30 UTC
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2005-11-10

Reminds me of a funny quote:
"Microsoft is not a software company, it is an abuse company, which uses software to deliver abuse." ;)

They are not going to change their ways, end of. People should be used to the idea, and be thinking about alternatives, one way or another.

Edited 2007-09-17 15:30

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