Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 15th Sep 2006 15:41 UTC
Legal The European Union's antitrust commission plans to investigate complaints regarding Microsoft Office, EU Competition Commissioner Neelie Kroes said Thursday. Kroes, who was speaking at the Fordham Annual Conference on International Antitrust Law and Policy, did not elaborate on the investigation.
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RE[4]: Pretty Vague
by Gone fishing on Sat 16th Sep 2006 05:29 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Pretty Vague"
Gone fishing
Member since:
2006-02-22

Agreed MS are not that stupid. It would be great if they were, then we would definitely see, Linux on the desktop possibly even Zeta too (being German). However, the EU has got this wrong, the real problem with MS Office is, it isn't available, for other platforms Linux etc., even the Mac version doesn't have access. How many people companies would not need Windows if Office could run on other platforms well me and the company I work for a start.

I know the WINE team is working hard and OOo is OK but....

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RE[5]: Pretty Vague
by kaiwai on Sat 16th Sep 2006 07:22 in reply to "RE[4]: Pretty Vague"
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

True, and if the EU want to really punish Microsoft, then they should rather than fine, make Microsoft work with Wine and help it implement the win32/win64 api, as well as signing a declaration that any patents relating to the win32/win64 waved for the wine project.

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RE[6]: Pretty Vague
by siki_miki on Sat 16th Sep 2006 15:37 in reply to "RE[5]: Pretty Vague"
siki_miki Member since:
2006-01-17

They should also do this:
- Release open source/shared source directx and driver framework specs so direct3D API could be ported to other platforms. Maybe give control to a neutral body.

- Fully cooperate with Mono, give all needed documentation and reveal implementation details of all NET based API's. Cooperate on future specs (public discussions).

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