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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They couldn't in the past.


Once upon a time..

They were convicted for this. Learn your history before criticising.

Convicted where? In EU? You learn your geography.

Also do you really think even now MS would allow vendors to take out Windows media (they claim it's impossible) and deliver Windows with Quicktime codecs instead ?

They have delivered Windows N without Media Player as ordered. And vendors such as Dell install bunch of other software on their configurations already. Don't see a problem to install another player, etc.

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