Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 29th Mar 2006 18:10 UTC, submitted by helgegrimm
Windows The European Commission said on Wednesday it told Microsoft that it had competition worries about the firm's new operating system, Vista, another antitrust concern that the software giant must answer in Europe. "We are concerned about the possibility that the next Vista operating system will include various elements which are currently available separately from Microsoft or other companies," Commission spokesman Jonathan Todd said. More here. My take: Enough already. Seriously.
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RE: Antitrust and what it means
by sappyvcv on Thu 30th Mar 2006 06:24 UTC in reply to "Antitrust and what it means"
sappyvcv
Member since:
2005-07-06

The US ruled they used there desktop install base to remove control the Internet Browser market.

I'm getting tired of having to repeat this, but...
That was ruled void by a later court. The ruling giving by the judge is actually a very very good read. I'll try to find it again if you'd like.

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dylansmrjones Member since:
2005-10-02

The link for the second ruling is? ;)

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sappyvcv Member since:
2005-07-06

Finding the actual ruling and text is a PITA, but I am still looking. It took me FOREVER to find it last time.

http://news.com.com/2100-1001-269179.html

Look there though. Look under "The decisions: A breakdown":

"Issue : Microsoft attempted to extend that monopoly into the browser market.
Ruling: The court disagreed, reversing the previous ruling on attempted monopolization."

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