Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 20th Apr 2007 18:59 UTC, submitted by danwarne
Windows Lots of Windows-related news today. Firstly, responding to customer demand, Dell has restarted selling new PCs with Windows XP installed on them. Secondly, Microsoft software will sell for just USD 3 in some parts of the world in an attempt to double the number of global PC users (probably not at all unrelated to this interesting figure). Lastly, Vista may only be three months old in the retail marketplace, but Microsoft is already seeking participants in the beta testing program for the next version of Windows Media Center, codenamed Fiji. Update: Microsoft denied the sales figures in China to News.com.
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RE: Importing?
by Gone fishing on Sat 21st Apr 2007 07:23 UTC in reply to "Importing?"
Gone fishing
Member since:
2006-02-22

Quote:

"Product dumping probably isnt' a good thing."

I wonder what the WTO will make of this. Will the Europeans for example complain about this on behalf of Mandriva etc.

How will European and US citizens feel about subsidizing Chinese consumers?

Is there any action Novel and Redhat can take in US courts? As this is obviously just a way that MS is trying to use it's monopoly position to extend its monopoly into a new market

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RE[2]: Importing?
by stestagg on Sun 22nd Apr 2007 01:26 in reply to "RE: Importing?"
stestagg Member since:
2006-06-03

Given Microsoft's success in the US courts, I doubt anyone would bother to sue them over there. As far as Europe goes, I doubt anyone over here can justify the expense (bad press?) of trying to get the EC to attack MS again. MS are too big to be stopped by something as simple as an international world power.

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