Microsoft is dropping its appeal against South Korea's anti-trust case after it lost a similar appeal against the European Competition Commission. South Korea's Fair Trade Commission (KFTC) found Microsoft guilty of breaking anti-trust laws by bundling its media player and instant messenger programmes with its operating system …
What?... less bloat in windows?
surely you jest!
I'm surprised microsoft don't just pay a fine like that and just keep on bundling, it reminds me of a casino near me that gets fined 10000 doll when found in violation of casino laws, Hey they just pay the 10grand and keep on keepin on.
I'll bet intel is shakin in their boots as to the outcome of korean anit monopoly fines.
lol looks good on paper anyway
I trust that there is a Plan B42B? ..... For Federal Emergencies in Space.
"I'll bet intel is shakin in their boots as to the outcome of korean anit monopoly fines."
Robert Henry Sullivan,
Whenever the emperor is discovered to be wearing no clothes, the magic disappears and that is the real and present danger which can and will be catastrophic for all who rely on such magic. IT is bound to have them "shakin in their boots" such is that which is revealed or not revealed if just proved to be so much vapourware.
Be nice if Microsoft one day got hit with a fine that actually matches the money they've made from their illegal actions. $34million is what, 3 minutes profit for them? Poor Microsoft. Meanwhile, they keep raking in the benefits of their blatantly illegal deals.
Doesn't the competition (like Apple) also ship the "bloat" of which you speak, in this case, an instant messenging application?
> Doesn't the competition (like Apple) also ship the "bloat" of which you speak, in this case, an instant messenging application?
I believe Apple is allowed to do this because, in so doing, they are not leveraging a monopoly in one area into another area. (They don't have the monopoly on OSs.)
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