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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EU and "insert company/product name"
by ssa2204 on Tue 27th Jan 2009 15:36 UTC
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I have to say that these comments always just get so ridiculous as it eventually boils down to this:

Linux fanboys think that the convicted monopolist evil empire should be crushed, and that anything done to hurt them is just peachy keen.

Microsoft fanboys think everyone is out of touch with reality, and what is good for Microsoft is good for the world.

Maybe what is really happening is that bloggers have banded together to insure that they will have continuing topics to rant about (for/against) for the coming year.

Maybe this is the EU stimulus package for bloggers?

No matter what this is really about, everyone needs to simply remove the name of the company and then question the merits of the EU actions. And maybe it should just be this way for anything and everything from now on? The same thing with any cult fandom regarding either a movie or TV series. I see movies that are just wretched get high ratings because the cult surrounding it, although numbered few are simply vocal enough. I see cults around certain TV shows that have yet to air already anointing it the next best show.

My point being of course is that there would be much more worthwhile conversation if people could discuss, not argue, but discuss the merits of the case, and not simply who is involved.

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