Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 14th Jan 2008 23:16 UTC, submitted by Tanked
Legal The European Commission is launching two new anti-competition investigations against US computer giant Microsoft. The first will look at whether Microsoft unfairly ties its Explorer internet browser to its Windows operating system. In the parallel investigation, the Commission will look at the interoperability of Microsoft software with rival products. Note: Remember the OSNews comic? Here is a new comic, which, for now, is attached to the story it relates to. We are working on a separate section for the comic, but until that is done, I will sporadically publish comics this way. I have a whole stack of comics ready for when that section goes live - and you can see the name for the comic too, if you look "closely". Enjoy the new comic, titled "Hawaii".
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RE[3]: Excellent!
by DrillSgt on Tue 15th Jan 2008 00:11 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Excellent!"
DrillSgt
Member since:
2005-12-02

"Or buy themselves a favorable decision in the investigation?

Emmm this is the EU we are talking about, not the US."



What difference does it make? The EU is just as crooked as the rest of em. I have always found it funny that during an investigation the head of the commission takes Ballmer out for dinner, drinks, and back to her place. Kind of fishy eh?

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RE[4]: Excellent!
by raver31 on Tue 15th Jan 2008 00:40 in reply to "RE[3]: Excellent!"
raver31 Member since:
2005-07-06

allegedy, some women find fat baldy men sexy....

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RE[5]: Excellent!
by sappyvcv on Tue 15th Jan 2008 03:44 in reply to "RE[4]: Excellent!"
sappyvcv Member since:
2005-07-06

Most women find men with money and power sexy.

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RE[5]: Excellent!
by fottemberg on Tue 15th Jan 2008 23:19 in reply to "RE[4]: Excellent!"
fottemberg Member since:
2008-01-02

I bet that many women find him sexy.
Especially for his wallet. ;)

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RE[4]: Excellent! - that's just nasty
by jabbotts on Tue 15th Jan 2008 14:44 in reply to "RE[3]: Excellent!"
jabbotts Member since:
2007-09-06

At least taking BG home could result in conversation, challenging stragegy games, a good round of poker or, if your into that type...

Balmer's only benifit would seem to be making anyone within earshot feel a whole lot smarter. We'll, he may also be able to teach you some new dance steps ;)

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RE[4]: Excellent!
by cobbaut on Tue 15th Jan 2008 18:21 in reply to "RE[3]: Excellent!"
cobbaut Member since:
2005-10-23

"Or buy themselves a favorable decision in the investigation?
Emmm this is the EU we are talking about, not the US."


What difference does it make? The EU is just as crooked as the rest of em.


The difference being that in the US you only need to buy a couple of people from the president's party, whereas in the EU you'll need a majority in a 700 person parliament with members from 25 different countries.

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