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[2]: APIs
by PlatformAgnostic on Mon 17th Sep 2007 17:39 UTC in reply to "RE: APIs"
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There's a really obvious reason for this: the interaction with other browsers has not been subjected to testing. They probably don't want to allow other browsers to be launched from Messenger because they haven't tested the interactions and are afraid of a bug similar to that Firefox url validation thing that came up last year (IE and firefox do the validation in different places, making Firefox vulnerable when IE was not).

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