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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Win32 alternatives?
by WyldStylist on Mon 17th Sep 2007 15:59 UTC
WyldStylist
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2006-12-30

There are no Non microsoft NT alternative operating systems OS2 isnt , NT Linux isnt NT , , Reactos isnt complete. So we have no NT Alternatives we only have Other Os'es.

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RE: Win32 alternatives?
by Kroc on Mon 17th Sep 2007 16:05 in reply to "Win32 alternatives?"
Kroc Member since:
2005-11-10

So? Whether NT based, UNIX based or written in QBASIC, software should be able to interoperate through open standards. Microsoft are purposefully preventing others from talking with Windows servers.

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RE[2]: Win32 alternatives?
by knightrider on Mon 17th Sep 2007 17:21 in reply to "RE: Win32 alternatives?"
knightrider Member since:
2006-12-11

Software should be cross platform....This is why Free Pascal (in collaboration with Lazarus) is being touted as a better alternative to some modern programming languages. Easier porting between OSes.

http://www.freepascal.org/

http://www.lazarus.freepascal.org/

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RE[2]: Win32 alternatives?
by WyldStylist on Mon 17th Sep 2007 23:33 in reply to "RE: Win32 alternatives?"
WyldStylist Member since:
2006-12-30

yeah but only with Vista which btw happends to be the worse product for people who want functionality instead of dystopian features.

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