Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 26th Jan 2009 11:56 UTC
Internet & Networking Earlier this month, news got out that the European Commission is charging Microsoft with unlawful competition regarding its bundling of the Internet Explorer web bowser with Windows. At the time, information was scarce, but thanks to Microsoft's quarterly filing at the Securities and Exchange Commission. we now have a little more insight into what the EU might force Microsoft to do.
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Microsoft Astroturfer bulshit ...
by Moulinneuf on Mon 26th Jan 2009 14:32 UTC in reply to "Abitrary and unfair"
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While I am not pro-microsoft,

I don't believe you ...

I believe this is arbitrary and unfair.

What is unfair is letting Microsoft break the law , all the time will asking it's competition to follow it. They should strip Microsoft of all it's worldwide profit for the years of their commited crime.

Criminal should not be allowed to benefit from breaking the laws.

What about Mac or Linux?

Unlike Microsoft they have not broken any law , mocked justice system and wasted repeatidly the time of the judges and courts and lied under oath. They don't spy on other country for one country either.

Admittedly they do not have a monopoly

They are not dicussing the monopoly law , that Microsoft still break today here , but tying law , forcing two different and separate product on consumer at the expanse of others.

but they are also trying to "force-sell/include" some software.

No , they do not , many judge worldwide statuated on that.

What would be nice is, have a ... like any other company should not be forced to distribute/advertise for other software.

What would be nice is to have Microsoft barred from default install.

It's like telling Renault to ask their customers which brand of radio they want on purchase or what engine.

Every governement does , do you think radio communication standards and pollution emission have no cost on car makers ? Beside you can change both easily after sale , they both have thriving radio and engine after market too.

Where as with IE removing it is not easy or even really doable and since they put the price at zero their is no real after market.

The whole thing forms part of the windows experience and license.

Yes , criminal reprehsensive activity , got to give you that one ...

What do they want removed next? notepad? explorer.exe? or maybe have people choose between cygwin and command prompt.

It's their territory , they make the law , follow them or dont do business there , it's really simple.

Then perhaps is it time for OEMs to die?

OEM are not breaking the law Microsoft is ...

Have microsoft given them a "free" version of "windows x basic edition" instead?

Microsoft gave them Vista ...

Besides why should Microsoft be the only OEM OS concerned?

They are the only one found guitly of having broken the law and not respecting the punishment imposed on them ...

I am not a Microsoft Fanboy

No , your an ASTROTURFER.

just that Stupidity cannot be condoned

You prefer to support criminal who break all the laws at the expanse of the rest of the market and of end user's ...

and justice cannot be arbitrary.

It was not , Microsoft was allowed to make it's case , waist the court time , again in this other law breaking case , go to it's limit and even beyond again.

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