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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Look Guys...
by capricorn_tm on Wed 28th Jun 2006 05:37 UTC
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I simply do not get why each time EU fines an US company it becomes a matter of politics.

We have Judges and rules and laws as well as you do and if Mandriva was fined in US I would even arrive to think that not a single Us citizen would say "AH! here is the gouvernement that uses politics to interfere in business and push a EU company out of the market".

Microsoft broke law, Microsoft got caught, Microsoft wil pay.

You know, it is really that easy. Wich part of the word "justice" don't you understand? I'm more that willing to reexplain it to you.

Oh, and to the one that said "Give us better sistems at lower price" I would gladly inform that there is a thing called Linux, that works wonderfully and is quiet cheaper, in both terms of hardware costs and software costs than Xp and future ( if ever) released Vista.
We Ol' European chaps call that a "free alternative". Want to have a try? It could surprise you.

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by Jedd on Wed 28th Jun 2006 07:14 in reply to "Look Guys..."
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Politics should stay the hell out of business. I'm American, and I TOTALLY agree with you. MS did indeed break the damned law, and they are and should be punished. Hell, that'd be like me going to Europe and killing someone and expecting to get away with it--- NOT gonna happen; so why the hell should Microsoft get away with what they have done. Right it right. Simple as that.

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RE: Look Guys...
by rcsteiner on Wed 28th Jun 2006 18:09 in reply to "Look Guys..."
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Everything turns into politics eventually.

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