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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This is insane
by Nex6 on Mon 17th Sep 2007 19:58 UTC
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sure, sometimes I think MS. deserves every bash they get. and I am also sure they do things to keep there existing custamers. there in bissiness, and bissiness's do that.

these off handed idiotic ruling do nothing, and just show how really retarded these judges are. why cant MS have media players and broswers? and why cant you intergate them into the OS? isn't that part of good engineering? eg; reuse of code and objects?

why not just force some specs releases and add a wizard to windows startup opon first start, offereing to install, disable, relinkto the different 3rd party apps. and give the *users* the choice when they start the OS for the first time? how hard is that?



Edited 2007-09-17 19:58

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