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Legal After Microsoft's extortion racket has failed to stop Android, and after Oracle's crazy baseless lawsuit failed to stop Android, and after Nokia adopting Windows Phone failed to stop Android, Microsoft, Nokia, and Oracle are now grasping the next straw in their fruitless efforts to stop Android: they've filed an antitrust complaint with the EU, claiming Google unfairly bundles applications with Android.
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Microsoft
by the_trapper on Tue 9th Apr 2013 10:55 UTC
the_trapper
Member since:
2005-07-07

Cool story Microsoft, can I buy PowerPoint by itself yet?

How about install Firefox or Chrome on Windows Phone 8?

Install anything other than Windows RT on a Surface RT device?

How about "secure" boot that really just makes it a lot harder on alternative desktop OS vendors?

Gmail isn't even the default e-mail client on Android phones. I hope the regulatory authorities laugh "Fairsearch" all the way back to Redmond.

As for Nokia, it looks like they are destined to "SCO" themselves to death. What a pity.

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RE: Microsoft
by bentoo on Sat 13th Apr 2013 16:49 in reply to "Microsoft"
bentoo Member since:
2012-09-21

Cool story Microsoft, can I buy PowerPoint by itself yet?


You can, and always have been able to buy Office products separately. See:

http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/buy-microsoft-office-and-microsof...

How about install Firefox or Chrome on Windows Phone 8?


Not a Microsoft restriction. Ask Mozilla and Google.

Install anything other than Windows RT on a Surface RT device?


Valid, but not really fair. Who buys a tablet (Nexus, Surface RT, etc.) just to run another OS? Ubuntu super-fans maybe? Alternatively, can I install Windows on a Google Pixel?

How about "secure" boot that really just makes it a lot harder on alternative desktop OS vendors?


How can an optional feature cause so much trouble? Do you complain equally about Chrome OS "verified boot" and Android's locked boot loaders?

Gmail isn't even the default e-mail client on Android phones.


It is the second you enter your Google account information at setup. (Ok, maybe it asks. But my anecdotal evidence is that the normal email application is still un-configured on my Xoom 4.2.1 AOSP making me believe it is automatic.)

Thanks for all the misinformation. I'm not trying to argue that the FairSearch claims are valid, but had to comment on this single post due to the amount of inaccuracies in it.

Edited 2013-04-13 16:50 UTC

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RE[2]: Microsoft
by ricegf on Sat 13th Apr 2013 23:59 in reply to "RE: Microsoft"
ricegf Member since:
2007-04-25

You can, and always have been able to buy Office products separately. See:

http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/buy-microsoft-office-and-microsof...


That's hilarious! I clicked on the link, using the latest version of Chrome on Ubuntu, and got the following message:

Welcome to Office.com

It's great that you're here, but it looks like your browser is outdated. Let's get the latest version, and you'll have a much better time on the site.

Click here to install Internet Explorer


I think Microsoft is the last Windows-only website on the Internet! :-)

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RE[2]: Microsoft
by steogede2 on Sun 14th Apr 2013 19:10 in reply to "RE: Microsoft"
steogede2 Member since:
2007-08-17

"Install anything other than Windows RT on a Surface RT device?


Valid, but not really fair. Who buys a tablet (Nexus, Surface RT, etc.) just to run another OS? Ubuntu super-fans maybe? Alternatively, can I install Windows on a Google Pixel?
"

I wouldn't have thought there would be any problem installing Windows on a Chromebook Pixel. Do you know of any problems?

"How about "secure" boot that really just makes it a lot harder on alternative desktop OS vendors?


How can an optional feature cause so much trouble? Do you complain equally about Chrome OS "verified boot" and Android's locked boot loaders?
"

Is Secure Boot optional on a Windows 8 pre-installed laptop?

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RE[2]: Microsoft
by steogede2 on Sun 14th Apr 2013 19:19 in reply to "RE: Microsoft"
steogede2 Member since:
2007-08-17

"Cool story Microsoft, can I buy PowerPoint by itself yet?


You can, and always have been able to buy Office products separately. See:

http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/buy-microsoft-office-and-microsof...
"

You can buy one application and pay almost the same as you would for four. Not really sure if that was what he was meaning by 'buy separately'. They may as well charge three times the price for PowerPoint on it's own, it'd make about as much sense (in one sense that is what they are doing).

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