Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 18th Jul 2012 21:12 UTC
Windows The moment Microsoft announced it would lock other browsers out of being installed on Windows RT, we all knew regulatory bodies the world over were wringing their hands. Today, this has been confirmed: in the wake of an investigation into Microsoft not complying with the existing antitrust rulings regarding browser choice, the EU has also announced it's investigating Windows 8 x86 and Windows 8 RT (ARM).
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RE[4]: How to restore competition
by zima on Wed 25th Jul 2012 23:16 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: How to restore competition"
zima
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Big government is nice, but you end up with corporations who are willing and able to abuse their immense corporate oversight to the detriment of everyone else and even competition itself will suffer. The trick is to leave government out of the selection of winners and losers, and not be tempted to protect people's profit for electoral purposes.

Small government is nice, but you end up with corporations who are willing and able to abuse their immense corporate oversight / power and take over, to the detriment of everyone else and even competition itself will suffer. Corps selecting winners and losers, profits (or "jobs") easily manipulating the fa├žade of electoral process.

Only where there is government granted special favours (patents, etc...) you'll find monopolies.

That is simply untrue, and I think you know it... hell, some monopolies are natural (infrastructure, and such), and need to be actively regulated or broken up by govs.

Have a little faith in people, you'll be surprised. [...] And where will you find people, that don't have an agenda, to level the playing field? ;)

Governments are ultimately largely reflections of their populations. "Let the people fix the competition "problem". The government needs to stay out of people's way" in your first post in sub-thread is naive... staying out of the way of people (or "people" - corps are them in some places) wishing to push their thing is also what broke it.

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