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Offline jtyangel

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EU fines Microsoft record 1.3 billion
« on: February 27, 2008, 08:36:02 AM »

BRUSSELS, Belgium - The European Union fined Microsoft Corp. a record $1.3 billion Wednesday for the amount it charges rivals for software information.

EU regulators said the company charged "unreasonable prices" until last October to software developers who wanted to make products compatible with the Windows desktop operating system.

The fine is the largest ever for a single company and brings to just under $2.5 billion the amount the EU has demanded Microsoft pay in a long-running antitrust dispute.

Microsoft immediately said the issues for which it was fined have been resolved and the company was making its products more open.

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Re: EU fines Microsoft record 1.3 billion
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2008, 08:39:55 AM »
Microsoft should just say "screw you" and tell the EU that Windows of any flavor isn't allowed to be run in Europe.

That would cost the EU trillions.
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Re: EU fines Microsoft record 1.3 billion
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2008, 04:08:36 PM »
Great now Vista 2.0 is going to cost A LOT more.
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