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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RE[3]: Comment by bile
by Eerde on Mon 26th Jan 2009 16:21 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by bile"
Eerde
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2008-06-23

Fine by me, as long as you add below

* You will not be able to play games you previously used to - try planeshift instead of WoW, it's better because it's opensource, you can contribute code to the project. And your documents when opened with OOo won't look or be 100% compat. with MS Office. Also your chat programme won't support all the features your current one does, but who needs to be able send stupid sound samples and huge smilies like Yahoo messenger does? The devs didn't code anything like that because you actually need friends for that... which they don't have being geeks and all.

a. The gaming argument is lame. There are plenty of games for GNU/Linux and most games are not played on a PC anymore as you may have noticed. WOW works fine on GNU/Linux I hear.
b. If there are problems with Microsoft docs that is entirely up to Microsoft, compatibility & open standards it is called !
c. There are so many chat programs for GNU/Linux, that there must be one that comes close to or has the specific functions a particular user wants/needs. Try aMSN or Skype or Pidgin or Kopete etc. for just chat with all your email buddies use Google-chat !
d. But the most important point is that is is 'free'&'free', free as in freedom but also free as in 'gratis'.
Now can Microsoft beat that ?

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