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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Heres hoping
by Bit_Rapist on Mon 17th Sep 2007 17:09 UTC
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I just hope that when the dust settles they are forced to deliver an OS that has components which can easily be removed.

I'm fine with MS releasing their own software with Windows, heck I think that bundled applications give the product more value for the consumer.

However I feel that the consumer should be able to easily remove the programs and use alternatives.

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