Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 9th May 2008 20:24 UTC
Microsoft In February 2008, the European Commission fined Microsoft for the record-breaking amount of 899 million Euros, for not complying to the 2004 ruling from Brussels. Today, Microsoft announced it has decided to appeal the fine. "We are filing this appeal in a constructive effort to seek clarity from the court. We will not be saying anything further," the company stated.
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by satan666 on Sat 10th May 2008 03:16 UTC
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Guys, we are software users, all of us. How can we not hate Microsoft for making us pay more than we should. How can we not love open source for driving the prices down? Do you really think that Microsoft lowered the price for the Windows license for eeePC because Microsoft cares for us? Microsoft lowered the price to crush Linux. And after Linux dies, they'll up the prices again. How can we, as customers not hate Microsoft for what they did with eeePC in Australia? How about the Mandriva OLPC for Nigeria? How about Netscape? How about OOXML? The fine they got is nothing. What's one billion when they made hundreds of billions by enforcing their monopoly?

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