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[7]: APIs
by SReilly on Tue 18th Sep 2007 22:49 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: APIs"
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2006-12-28

Blaming Microsoft for stagnating the industry is absurd when you consider what its competitors were doing in the 80's and 90's.

Sure, the big Unix vendors where shooting themselves in the foot, I'm not going to argue against that point.

Does it make MS's actions right? No, it doesn't.

So, yet again, you are avoiding the point.

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