Linked by David Adams on Tue 23rd Aug 2005 16:37 UTC, submitted by kellym
Legal The antitrust regulator in South Korea will begin a crucial hearing on Tuesday (Monday evening US time) to determine whether Microsoft violated the country's fair trade rules by bundling its instant messenger and Media Player programs into its Windows XP platform. Officials have been reticent about whether the regulator, the Fair Trade Commission, will rule on the case after a closed hearing of two days. The commission held a closed hearing in July to listen to arguments from Microsoft and its local competitors, but it has not clarified how many more hearings it will need before ruling.
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RE[2]: jeez
by helf on Tue 23rd Aug 2005 17:31 UTC in reply to "RE: jeez"
helf
Member since:
2005-07-06

1. So thats why I get Dells that have otehr media players and what not loaded? like jukebox and the like.

2. I've never had them "mysteriously reappear" after an update. MSN Messenger and WMP (all three versions that are loaded by default..) havent been on any of my windows machines in ages.

3. Bundling your own software with your OS doesn't hurt much. If someone wants something better, they will go get it.

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RE[3]: jeez
by kellym on Tue 23rd Aug 2005 17:39 in reply to "RE[2]: jeez"
kellym Member since:
2005-07-06

>"I've never had them "mysteriously reappear" after an update. "

You're right... there's nothing mysterious about it... though it does happen.


>"Bundling your own software with your OS doesn't hurt much."

It hurts a fair and competative marketplace


>"If someone wants something better, they will go get it."

Unfortunately, thats not the case in with the majority of computer users.

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RE[4]: jeez
by Thom_Holwerda on Tue 23rd Aug 2005 17:42 in reply to "RE[3]: jeez"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

>"If someone wants something better, they will go get it."

Unfortunately, thats not the case in with the majority of computer users.


Ah, so because no one is offering an alternative to MS tempting enough for ordinary people to buy/use it, the law must come into action to criple MS' products?

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