Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 13th May 2009 10:23 UTC
Intel As was 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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RE[3]: Well done EU!
by kaiwai on Wed 13th May 2009 16:27 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Well done EU!"
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"How is fining a company going to help another company?

How is not fining a monopoly for using its position to keep competition out of a market ever going to stop them from continuing to do so?

Depends; is this the maximum? will Intel just pass it along to their customers instead of changing their ways? it reminds me of the environmental fines that are given out and the company simply just including the fine as part of their 'cost of business' and thus passed it along to the consumer.

Also, lets remember that it was AMD who made the complaint; it doesn't occur out of thin air - again, I go back to choice; I would have an AMD laptop if the OEM vendors didn't load their AMD laptops with anti-open source hardware.

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