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EU Fines Intel for 1.06 Billion EUR
on Wed 13th May 2009 10:23 UTC
already revealed by eWeek
earlier this week, the
EU has imposed a massive fine on Intel
for abusing its monopoly position. The fine is larger than the one given to Microsoft: 1.06 billion EUR, or 1.44 billion USD, opposed to the 899 million EUR fine imposed upon Microsoft.
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Sounds awfully familiar
on Wed 13th May 2009 10:53 UTC
We already detailed why Intel is being fined: it paid money to PC makers and retailers to not use AMD chips.
This is surely similar to what happened recently in the netbook market, where the "Linux OS pre-installed" option for netbooks suddenly virtually disappeared of retailers shelves all over the world.
It is also surely very similar to what has been happening for years and years where a vendor would venture into offering Linux pre-installed on some machines, and soon after that was withdrawn amidst advertising along the lines of "we recommend Windows".
If there was a case against Intel, then surely a similar case can be made against other monoploistic suppliers who have been using a dominant market position to force out potential competitors.
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