Re: [OT] Microsoft's teeny punishment by the EU
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Pigeon <email@example.com> writes:
> On Tue, Mar 23, 2004 at 07:28:31PM -0500, ScruLoose wrote:
>> On Tue, Mar 23, 2004 at 07:37:10AM -0800, Number Six wrote:
>> > Even though I still have a bunch of stock, and I'm a linux lover now, so
>> > I cheer if it goes up and I cheer if it goes down, I was expecting
>> > Europe to really nail Microsoft to the wall. I dunno, I expected some
>> > surrogate America-bashing, or just a really f-you to an American
>> > company. Even though it's a record for the EU, it's a pittance to
>> > Microsoft and will be barely noticed.
>> > What happened? Do they just have not much power? Why so light?
>> My understanding is that the main point of the ruling was not so much
>> the dollar amount of the fine, but the ruling that MS must unbundle
>> Media Player AND open up all the undocumented 'features' and 'standards'
>> in Windows so that competitors' apps get a level playing field.
> Yes. Though it was on the BBC six o'clock news tonight, and they
> didn't mention that bit at all... just the fine and the Media Player
But wait, there's more!
> The headline was "War on Windows"!
.''`. Paul Johnson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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`. `'` proud Debian admin and user
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