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 J.R. on Mon 17th Sep 2007 16:51 UTC
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Although I am sure Microsoft have tried to lock in users, I personally would prefer to get an OS with a media player installed. However, whats worrying me the most is the fact that the ruling is made by the same people that were leading the case against Microsoft...and both parties gets paid by EU who happens to get like 500 million dollars as a result... Although I don't trust Microsoft, I don't trust EU either.

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