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 16:45 UTC in reply to "RE"
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Are you speaking from being on another platform? If you're on an alternative, and you don't think you're better off, then please do tell us about it.

But to be blunt, I don't think it's subjective at all until you're off of Windows and have experience to talk about. Cries of Windows being great are songs to the choir in a walled garden to me. There is no way that I could say that Tennis is better than Badminton until I've played both thoroughly. And people who think they are better off on Windows, yet have only ever used Windows, don't have a clue to be honest.

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