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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Sad really...
by proforma on Tue 15th Jan 2008 11:28 UTC
proforma
Member since:
2005-08-27

Why doesn't the EU just try to break up microsoft and steal all of their money. They might as well try it, they have tried everything else.

I can't stand the RIAA and I can't stand the EU.
They are all the same. They want to have something that benefits them and so they act like a monopoly themselves.

The EU wants to screw American companies.
I am not against freedom, I am against dictatorship and they are forcing American companies to be submissive to their will so that EU companies can have a chance to compete.

There is no lying about that.

No wonder I can't stand Europe. Nothing good comes from Europe and nothing has changed.

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RE: Sad really...
by r_a_trip on Tue 15th Jan 2008 17:13 in reply to "Sad really..."
r_a_trip Member since:
2005-07-06

Nothing good comes from Europe and nothing has changed.

Your ancestors probably did...

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RE[2]: Sad really...
by Soulbender on Tue 15th Jan 2008 17:41 in reply to "RE: Sad really..."
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Your ancestors probably did...


Doesn't that confirm his opinion? Well, except the "nothing changed" part since obviously things got better after his ancestors moved.

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RE: Sad really...
by phoudoin on Wed 16th Jan 2008 16:36 in reply to "Sad really..."
phoudoin Member since:
2006-06-09

I am not against freedom, I am against dictatorship and they are forcing American companies to be submissive to their will so that EU companies can have a chance to compete.


EU market. EU market's rules.
American companies are free to ignore EU market.
Microsoft included.

Nobody is forcing Microsoft to sell their products in EU market. But if they want to do it, Microsoft have no other choice than follow EU market rules.

Period.

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