Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 26th Jan 2009 11:56 UTC
Internet & Networking Earlier this month, news got out that the European Commission is charging Microsoft with unlawful competition regarding its bundling of the Internet Explorer web bowser with Windows. At the time, information was scarce, but thanks to Microsoft's quarterly filing at the Securities and Exchange Commission. we now have a little more insight into what the EU might force Microsoft to do.
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RE[2]: Comment by bile
by lemur2 on Thu 29th Jan 2009 01:51 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by bile"
lemur2
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I'd like to see Microsoft just pull Windows and Office from Europe. Europe would sink quicker than the bloody well Titanic did. Let them use Linux and OpenOffice, boy oh boy are they in for a big surprise on both accounts.


Actually, at least one major European political party seems to have reached a conclusion that the use of open-source software could reduce licensing costs and free up the government from being locked into "long-term, monopoly supply situations" (their words). They seem to think it could save them, and hence the taxpayer, a considerable amount of money.

http://www.vnunet.com/vnunet/news/2235240/tories-nearing-open-sourc...

Possible savings of £600m a year, claims Conservative Party


Perhaps it is Microsoft apologists of whom one could say: "boy oh boy are they in for a big surprise".

Edited 2009-01-29 01:52 UTC

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