Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 27th Jul 2009 07:29 UTC
Opera Software Last week, the European Commission announced that Microsoft is willing to implement a browser ballot screen in Windows so that users can select a browser to install when installing Windows or when setting up their OEM computer. While this makes Opera very happy, Opera would like to see Ubuntu and Apple offer such a ballot screen too.
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RE[5]: 0.5% share threshold
by hangman on Thu 30th Jul 2009 17:20 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: 0.5% share threshold"
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When the EC says, "That's not sufficient to restore competition", they mean, "That's not sufficient to be within the law as we see it.", meaning, prepare to be fined if you do that.

When the EC says that it's not sufficient to restore competition, that's because they don't find it to be sufficient to restore competition. Even a dishonest Microsoft shill would understand that.

Of course Microsoft will be fined if it ignores the EC verdict!

The bottom line is that the EC did not think removing IE was an appropriate remedy. Simple as that.

The VIOLATOR doesn't get to decide his own punishment, you know.

You keep saying "Microsoft broke the law" (and you suggest that therefore, any "punishment", no matter how extreme or stupid, is just, which goes against any modern sense of proper jurisprudence).

Now you are getting all confused again. Microsoft did break the law, as is clear from the facts. And the proposed measures are neither extreme nor stupid. Only a brainwashed MS shill would claim otherwise.

Now let's look at the way the EU works:

The EC actually does something, unlike the fascists who turned the case on its head in the US because a new president inserted fascists who preferred to reward anti-competitive behavior.

The EC does it properly. It looks at the facts, and comes to a verdict. You are just dishonestly trying to spread FUD about the EU because of your fascist leanings.

Then, people like you declare, "Microsoft broke the law, remember?", without bothering to examine how that verdict was arrived at.

It is clear that Microsoft broke the law. Unless you are a dishonest or ignorant MS shill, of course.

Edited 2009-07-30 17:21 UTC

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