Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 3rd Jul 2006 22:07 UTC
Microsoft Good as well as bad news for Microsoft on the legal front. Their good news is that a judge has rejected Go Computing's claim that Microsoft used dirty tricks to keep it out of the operating system market. However, their bad news is that an EU committee ruled on Monday that Microsoft failed to comply with a landmark antitrust decision, paving the way for fines of up to 2 million euros a day, a source familiar with the situation said.
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I still say
by deathshadow on Tue 4th Jul 2006 04:13 UTC
deathshadow
Member since:
2005-07-12

Seriously, Microsoft... Here's a hint - cut your losses and RUN - I cannot believe you need or even want the European market so bad you are willing to put up with this much bull.

I mean it... if the EU tries to fine MS, just close shop in the EU. Kind of hard to prosecute a company that no longer operates in your realm.

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RE: I still say
by djhayman on Tue 4th Jul 2006 04:19 in reply to "I still say"
djhayman Member since:
2006-07-04

I love how the French government was going to pass a bill to be able to sue Apple for being anti-competitive with the iTunes Music Store.

Then rumours came out that Apple would stop trading altogether in France.

Then suddenly the bill was altered slightly, just enough to allow Apple to continue trade.

Could you imagine if it was Microsoft instead of Apple?

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RE[2]: I still say
by Phoenix49 on Tue 4th Jul 2006 04:25 in reply to "RE: I still say"
Phoenix49 Member since:
2006-03-28

>Could you imagine if it was Microsoft instead of Apple?

Nope ;) . Microsoft is evil, I know that a lot of people just hate them. Just look at the posts here, you re the only one, the only windows zealot arguing with other ordinary users, you are on the Bill's side, you are in the dark side, you do not really understand what MS means, what means freedom, what means legal & ethics, what means antitrust - all this together called - fanatism ;) . Apple is not a monopoly, goverment of France didn't want to get Apple away, but Microsoft is another case, EU wants equal conditions for IT business in Europe, iTunes - is different. Don't mix water with vodka ;)

Edited 2006-07-04 04:27

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RE: I still say
by Shkaba on Tue 4th Jul 2006 04:20 in reply to "I still say"
Shkaba Member since:
2006-06-22

I agree. So does Belgium gov. and it seems many other gov.. Oddly though, I didn't know Massachusett is not in the states, or maybe even in the states people and gov. are moving away from MS :-)

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RE[2]: I still say
by deathshadow on Tue 4th Jul 2006 15:27 in reply to "RE: I still say"
deathshadow Member since:
2005-07-12

>> Oddly though, I didn't know Massachusett is not in the states, or maybe even in the states people and gov. are moving away from MS :-)

Well, the Commiewealth of Taxachusetts is NOT your typical American state - it and Commiefornia are the pretty much socialist police states compared to their neighbors... Trust me, I grew up in Mass - and there's a reason I live in New Hampshire now...

Like no income tax, no sales tax, and government employess I'm willing to trust... Case in point, a lady friend takes home more working a convenience store overnight here in NH than she did at 40K/year salary in Mass. What a difference crossing a border in the same COUNTRY can make.

Unlike Massachusetts with it's corrupt officials who make more than most Federal employees - and that's BEFORE you figure in Mob payoffs, Business kickbacks, and welfare state mentality.

Seriously, when I heard about the Massachusetts move towards open document, the only thing that went through my mind is "Ok, who's getting a kickback on this and from where?". It sure as hell had nothing to do with the 'freedom' of the people or 'anti-microsoft' policies... I know that state too well for that.

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