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Microsoft will be forced to hand over sensitive technical information about the Windows operating system to its rivals but can expect next to no compensation, according to a report in the Financial Times. In its anti-trust ruling three years ago, the European Commission said Redmond had to licence technical information to …


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  1. amanfromMars

    Bare faced Cheek

    It is somewhat incongruous of Microsoft to want paying for Open Source improving ITs Code Performance. How much more Manly to Pay for the Service. After all, is IT not Net 3.0....Working?

    And that question to the Chief CyberSpace Architect? .

  2. Neil Cooper

    Still biassed towards large companies

    OK I'm a software developer. I work for myself. I don't have the money or prestige of a large company but I want some of Microsoft's Windows source code.

    Am I going to get it? Obviously not in today's world, but large companies can. This is not fair. I hope the EU recognises the legitimate needs of the small business even if Microsoft don't.

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    ‘EU tells Microsoft to open its Windows’

    Losers against 350 millions.

  4. Paul Hurst

    EU tells Microsoft to open its Windows

    I thought that all computer problems start with opening windows!

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