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[5]: As you might expect
by Kroc on Mon 17th Sep 2007 16:47 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: As you might expect"
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Right, because reburning your install DVD, re-installing everything in an unsupported way is way preferable to just putting an app in the bin. I'll bear that in mind when I go insane enough to consider switching to Vista.

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RE[6]: As you might expect
by google_ninja on Mon 17th Sep 2007 16:54 in reply to "RE[5]: As you might expect"
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I didn't say that, I was pointing out that it was possible.

WHY a few additional megs is such a big deal is something I don't really understand. But it is possible.

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RE[7]: As you might expect
by Havin_it on Mon 17th Sep 2007 21:19 in reply to "RE[6]: As you might expect"
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Yes, I can assure you, there are still a few of us out there who need to think about rationing of our disk space. No matter how much you have, it's never a bottomless resource. Space for data is one thing, but space for applications you won't use is quite another.

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