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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RE: Too little, too late
by DrillSgt on Mon 17th Sep 2007 20:09 UTC in reply to "Too little, too late"
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"An AT&T-style breakup had been the way to go. A Windows company, an Office company, and a systems (Xbox et al) company."

Well, we see how the AT&T breakup helped. All they did was re-purchase all the separate companies, and the ones that came up as competition. They still have the monopoly stranglehold, and they even keep extending it out. Do you not think MS would have done the same thing by now?

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