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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RE: As you might expect
by SReilly on Mon 17th Sep 2007 16:10 UTC in reply to "As you might expect"
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That pretty much describes these trials.

You are so far off the mark with that one, it's not even funny. When both the US and the EU find a company to be abusing it's market position and actively harming consumer choice than I, and anybody with an ounce of sense, am going to believe them. To do otherwise is to stick your head in the sand or stick your fingers in your ears while loudly shouting out 'I can't hear you!'.

So when will the injunctions against Canonical, Novell, Red Hat, etc., be coming?

When they start tying applications into they're offering without the ability to uninstall those applications. That's when.

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