Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 14th Jul 2006 21:08 UTC
Microsoft In a Q&A, Neelie Kroes, who fined MS for not complying with the EC's antitrust ruling, said: "I regret that the Commission has had to take such a step today, but given Microsoft's continued non-compliance to date, I have been left with no alternative. Today's decision reflects my determination to ensure that Microsoft complies with its obligations.Microsoft has claimed that its obligations in the decision are not clear, or that the obligations have changed. I cannot accept this characterisation - Microsoft's obligations are clearly outlined in the 2004 decision and have remained constant since then."
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RE[4]: Outrageous
by MollyC on Sat 15th Jul 2006 19:15 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Outrageous"
MollyC
Member since:
2006-07-04

Please provide evidence that Excel uses internal apis, if you can. And if you cant, don't make the charge. You have no evidence that it does. (Oh, and there's a Mac version of Excel too, do you think it uses internal windows funcions as well?)

And again, the EU case has absolutely nothing to do with your unsubstantiated claims that Microsoft's non-OS programs make use of internal functions.

And your post was actually modded up. What a joke.

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RE[5]: Outrageous
by PlatformAgnostic on Sun 16th Jul 2006 06:23 in reply to "RE[4]: Outrageous"
PlatformAgnostic Member since:
2006-01-02

I think old office apps like Excel and Word use old, undocumented APIs, but it's usually a case of "this is old cruft that we have always used and we don't want to re-code everything, why would anyone else want to use this?"

What could office want to do for better performance that an internal API would help with? Fast loading in office is achieved by making sure DLLs don't get rebased and delay-loading as much as possible. Once office is loaded, almost everything else is gated by the speed of the person at the keyboard.

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