Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 6th Mar 2013 11:54 UTC
Legal "The European Commission has imposed a EUR 561 million fine on Microsoft for failing to comply with its commitments to offer users a browser choice screen enabling them to easily choose their preferred web browser. In 2009, the Commission had made these commitments legally binding on Microsoft until 2014. In today's decision, the Commission finds that Microsoft failed to roll out the browser choice screen with its Windows 7 Service Pack 1 from May 2011 until July 2012. 15 million Windows users in the EU therefore did not see the choice screen during this period. Microsoft has acknowledged that the choice screen was not displayed during that time." Burn.
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RE: Typical EU
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Wed 6th Mar 2013 17:03 UTC in reply to "Typical EU"
Bill Shooter of Bul
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2006-07-14

Punishments always come after the crime and last for years after. This is punishment from the 1990's microsoft behavior. Escaping from jail with a year left on a 99 year sentence is still a crime...

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RE[2]: Typical EU
by zima on Sun 10th Mar 2013 23:56 in reply to "RE: Typical EU"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Escaping from jail with a year left on a 99 year sentence is still a crime...

That's actually not the case everywhere - IIRC, at least in one Nordic country. There escaping from jail is seen as a natural human need, hence carries no additional penalties itself (as long as the escape didn't involve any other crime!).

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