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: Comment by Wafflez
by artworx on Wed 6th Mar 2013 17:40 UTC in reply to "Comment by Wafflez"
artworx
Member since:
2008-07-21

When you can't use a phone unless it runs Android and Google won't let anyone selling a phone unless it runs the stock browser.

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RE[2]: Comment by Wafflez
by Wafflez on Wed 6th Mar 2013 23:29 in reply to "RE: Comment by Wafflez"
Wafflez Member since:
2011-06-26

What happened to "Linux rocks my socks, not like windblows"? Wi-fi works, printers work, you have steam.

You can run other operating systems, clearly.

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RE[3]: Comment by Wafflez
by JAlexoid on Thu 7th Mar 2013 16:37 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Wafflez"
JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

You can run other operating systems, clearly.


I can. And I do. However, I still have to have Windows 8 installed, because Linux and OSX are not yet full substitutes for Windows. That argument was used by Microsoft in the EU sv Microsoft case, but struck down by both commission and CJEU.

Last time I checked, Mr Wafflez is not superior to CJEU.

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