Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 17th Sep 2007 15:17 UTC, submitted by Rahul
Legal Microsoft suffered a stunning defeat on Monday when a European Union court backed a European Commission ruling that the US software giant illegally abused its market power to crush competitors. The European Union's second-highest court dismissed the company's appeal on all substantive points of the 2004 antitrustruling. The court said Microsoft, the world's largest software maker, was unjustified in tying new applications to its Windows operating system in a way that harmed consumer choice. The verdict, which may be appealed only on points of law and not of fact, could force Microsoft to change its business practices.
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RE: Silly Argument
by dylansmrjones on Mon 17th Sep 2007 15:52 UTC in reply to "Silly Argument"
dylansmrjones
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2005-10-02

What they shouldn't be able to do is make it so their apps can't be uninstalled


That's the whole point. Microsoft is free to bundle any application they want to. But not in a way that harms consumer choice. Or put differently. EU says Microsoft MUST make the extra applications uninstallable.

If MS won't do that, MS cannot bundle applications.

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