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 -pekr- on Mon 17th Sep 2007 18:14 UTC in reply to "RE"
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kaiwai - stop behaving like a communist :-) Your opinion simply disrespects right of any company to sell a closed product. I know that history can't be repeated and that MS is top company also because it surely missused their monopoly on the computing world, but that does not mean that ANY regulatory force should force ANY company to anything, unless the law is broken!

What right are you trying to apply here? Mine product is mine product, and no-one should push me to release anything, period.

Don't get me wrong, I am former Amigan, so I surely could easily wish death of MS and I really don't like some of their past actions, but some actions taken seem to me applauded only because it is applied to MS.

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