Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 27th Jun 2006 21:15 UTC, submitted by brewin
Legal The European Commission is ready to impose a fine of 2m Euros ($2.5m; 1.4m) a day on Microsoft. The Commission is expected to rule that Microsoft has failed to fully implement its 2004 antitrust decision. Under the ruling, Microsoft had to supply rivals with information about its Windows operating system.
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NO, IT IS EASY MONEY
by Nitro on Tue 27th Jun 2006 22:26 UTC
Nitro
Member since:
2006-06-27

I can remember so many differnent computers and operating systems many years ago. Microsoft got to where it is because the world put it there. There was so many choices then, and there is now. Instead of trying to take money from Microsoft how about rivals companys EARN IT! Give us better products at better prices.

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RE: NO, IT IS EASY MONEY
by Gullible Jones on Tue 27th Jun 2006 22:32 in reply to "NO, IT IS EASY MONEY"
Gullible Jones Member since:
2006-05-23

They are doing that as we speak: Sun, Novell, Apple, all of them, albeit with their own brands of bogus advertising. Microsoft got where they are by pushing limits, and I think that this time they might have pushed a bit too hard on people who don't feel like wasting time with them.

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RE[2]: NO, IT IS EASY MONEY
by watchingher on Tue 27th Jun 2006 23:52 in reply to "RE: NO, IT IS EASY MONEY"
watchingher Member since:
2006-06-06

>"Microsoft got where they are by pushing limits"

Thats really only a fraction of it... they got to where they are by utilizing illegal business practices and stealing intellectual property. if that's "pushing the limits" then so be it, but I feel thats important to clarify as some might think that Microsoft got to where they are today buy offering a better product and then marketing it more aggressively.

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RE: NO, IT IS EASY MONEY
by Sphinx on Tue 27th Jun 2006 23:27 in reply to "NO, IT IS EASY MONEY"
Sphinx Member since:
2005-07-09

Maybe you missed that huge pile of evidence at this sort of illegal monopoly like thingy I think they were actually tried and convicted of in a rare spurt of American justice. Just a bummer the industry didn't get to share in those rosy memories of that era.
http://www.usdoj.gov/atr/cases/f3800/msjudgex.htm

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RE[2]: NO, IT IS EASY MONEY
by butters on Wed 28th Jun 2006 07:13 in reply to "RE: NO, IT IS EASY MONEY"
butters Member since:
2005-07-08

Ah, those were the days: There was at least the illusion of justice in the interest of the average American, the president was actually more intelligent and articulate than I aspire to be, and he got to have some fun in his office. It's all downhill from here, sadly...

Why is there no one here to "feel my pain" <bites lower lip> <points with thumb>?

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RE: NO, IT IS EASY MONEY
by Rehdon on Wed 28th Jun 2006 06:23 in reply to "NO, IT IS EASY MONEY"
Rehdon Member since:
2005-07-06

Huh? What are you talking about? They've been convicted because of their anticompetitive behaviour (as already happened in several other countries, USA included), they've been given a chance to amend their position, and they wilfully refused to do so. To pretend they're the "victim" is just absurd, I say fine them until judgement day comes if this is what they want.

rehdon

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