Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 26th Jan 2007 21:37 UTC
Windows A coalition of rivals charged on Friday that Microsoft's new Vista operating system coming out next week will perpetuate practices found illegal in the European Union nearly three years ago. The group, which includes IBM, Nokia, Sun Microsystems, Adobe, Oracle and Red Hat, said its complaints made last year are yet to be addressed just days before Vista is due for release.
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gustl
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2006-01-19

And I would like to see MS finally no longer getting away with not giving other companies access to the languages their software speakes:

- SMB network protocol (not given SAMBA the docs for 4 years)
- OOXML is NOT fully documented, nobody but MS will be able to READ all OOXML documents (although everybody will be able to write OOXML documents)

A level playing field makes companies compete against each other with all of the companies adhering to international standards. And that gives us users interoperability and low prices, which is the goal of a market economy.
Microsoft is like a bubble of centralized communism within a capitalistic universe.

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