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European Commission sends Statement of Objections to Microsoft on Browser Compliance

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  1. TheMailMan78

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    You have so many miss perceptions about a culture its mindbogglingly strange. But that's OK, we are all living on the same planet ya know? We all have the same issues. One day you might wake up to that. Wish you would come on TS so you can see we are all in the same bucket.
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    No we all not have the same issues. Personal issues yes. Political and/or ideological issues are not even closely the same. And that's the issue, because you think that your ideology is the only valid one and if someone goes against it*, you have to rationalize it as being because they are corrupt and going against that and all moral considerations that you think are the only valid ones.

    *for example by punishing one of "your" companies for something YOU think it's not an issue

    Again it's not an issue with people.

    PS: Congratulations BTW. I see points 1, 2, and 3 were fully accomplished. I didn't expect any less from the MM. :cool:



    Just to remind people of the topic. M$ is going to be punished for failing to comply to a ruling that exempted them from antitrust proceedings and fines regarding bundling of IE into Windows OS, as long as other browsers were also offered as options. This is an issue and anti-competitive behavior because it ties an internet browser to a single OS, and viceversa. The grand mayority of PC users use it for web browsing and any browser is good enough. By bundling it with the OS, no other browser is required and that damages competition. IE is the default winner and does not require to be the superior product to attain and mantain market dominance. This again is an issue, because as many people pointed out in this thread, many websites only work with IE (a direct result of IE's and M$'s market abuse), and IE only works on Windows. Reliance on IE forces reliance on Windows. Chrome, Mozilla and other browsers are a real threat to Windows as users may find that not only they are better, but their experience (which is limited to e-mailing and web browsing, maybe media play) may as well be better in Linux (for example) since those programs are available there, and in fact originated there and Linux is free.
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    Windows does nothing to stop you from installing an alternative browser, thus nothing is done that's anti competitive. Your argument is null. Don't wanna use IE? Install Chrome. Don't wanna use Windows? Install Linux as a FREE alternative.

    Off topic: We do have the same political issues. You have been conditioned to think different.
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    YOU think it's null. It's not null. Like I said if something comes preinstalled there's no need to install anything else, and average joe wont do it. A competitive market is that one when 2 equally valid products have the same opportunity to succeed. If there's a bias such as being bundled on an OS package, this balance and success based on merit is completely negated and competition is stifled. That's what anitrust laws were made for.

    Antitrust laws are not made to protect companies or its products from other companies or products, they exist to protect PEOPLE by ensuring that a free market, a real one, exists. And this includes minorities, so your point about "use the alternative if you want" is moot. Even if/when IE is the most used browser because the mayority of people are stupid and lazy enough, that does not exclude the right for the "minorities" to have a free market where all alternatives (likewise the one this hypothetical minority wants) have the oportunity to compete in equal terms, and as such succeed and be rewarded on same merits as the competition, and on merits alone. Mozilla does not have the same opportunity to succeed and be rewarded (to thrive) and as such less R&D can be justified and that simply hurts competition.

    Off topic: we have very different political issues. You have been conditioned to think they are the same.

    And just as an example. Are you worried at least even a bit about your central government being set on making your culture and millenary mother language dissapear in the name of "a stronger Spain"? That's what I thought.
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    Anti trust laws were setup to make sure one company does not take advantage of its market share with anti competitive acts such as not ALLOWING a competitor to be installed on a personal machine. The EU might as well force MS to install a duel boot of Linux by your standard. It has ZERO ground in reality of a free market. Build a better OS if you don't like whats out there. NOTHING is stopping you. After all thats what Anti-trust laws ALLOW you to do.

    As for political issue we face the same thing. English is the dominate language here in the states and our government refuses to acknowledge that as its "Not good for America to be tied to one language" and they are systematically erasing our Constitution line by line to coincide with the world economy. ;) Wanna try again?
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    Wrong. EU anti-competitive laws contemplate much more than US antitrust laws and includes between a miriad of other things, the one thing that M$ is being punished for. Once again you assume your view is the only one. EU has its laws and if M$ does not want them, they better get out of this market. I personally wouldn't mind. It would give Linux the opportunity it deserves. Valve is already wanting to go Linux anyway, I'm sure the rest will follow eventually and M$ getting out of the EU would only precipitate that change. Only reason I use Windos is for gaming.



    Not even remotely the same, on so many levels. And coinciding with the world economy is the ONLY way to go, you live in the world, you are not special even if you think that. Not even your Constitution is anyting special and something set in stone, it's just a recolection of rules agreed upon hundreds of years ago. The world has changed, it is primordial that the spine of your laws change accordingly. See once again with the attitude. Don't you realize that's exactly why people like me, say things like I said in this thread?
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    So since you believe in a one world economy you should have no issue giving up your mother language and national identity. Sorry but you cannot have both. A one world order needs uniformity. Thats why the EU is now centralized. You need to read a history book.

    Also the US Constitution gives me freedom of speech in my nation. Freedom of religion and Freedom of the press. I guess those are outdated also? :laugh:
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    False. Economy/politics and culture/language have no relation to each other and they are not mutually exclusive. There's absolutely no need to give up my identity to form part of a world economy.

    BTW we are back to confirming my view of "americans" at least you show that you think like all the other ones I've ever spoken to. Economy == everything.

    Where did I talk about those again?
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    Oh really? Then why do worry a central government being set on making your culture and millenary mother language dissapear in the name of "a stronger Spain"? Welcome to the EU friend. Enjoy Germany owning you.


    You said our laws need to change since "Not even your Constitution is anyting special and something set in stone, it's just a recolection of rules agreed upon hundreds of years ago. ". I was just wondering what laws you would change from our "outdated" Constitution. :laugh: I'm sorry, call me crazy but I still like freedom of speech.
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    Because economy != government. There's more to it. (I know you can't visualize this concept)

    They HAVE taken steps to erase it. It's not an hypothetical situation that I have to worry about, it's real.

    Second amendment would be a good place to start, but it's not related to this topic and I know it will enrage many people, so... just ignore.

    Regarding other things, there's many and I don't know the details enough to discuss it here. What I do know is that EVERY other country has changed their laws over the time to adapt to the changing world reality and as much as you might think it's not necessary for your constitution. IT IS.
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    Our Constitution has changed and evolved over 200 years. We have added well over 27 amendments and THOUSANDS of new laws since it was ratified. Again I don't think you have a firm grasp on the US as well as you think. Oh and I know your culture is being erased. It has to be for it to fit into a centralized Europe. They have to remove your identity for everyone to fall in line.
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    And how many have been revised? Look I know it has changed, but not as much as others. Anyway I'm addressing your post. You talked about changing the Constitution as a bad thing. Many "americans" think that. It's not. So once again, and seeing as how you know aknowledge it has actually changed (nice 180 turn BTW), why shouldn't change again? Why is it something you are so worried about?

    BTW you are just changing the subject after every turn, moving forward so that the subject doesn't catch you. Did you notice that?

    Not at all.

    And by centralized I meant Madrid BTW, not the EU.
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    Not all Amendments were just to begin with and as you said its evolved for the better in some cases. However some still very much apply today and are being challenged for mischievous reasons. A changing Constitution is a beautiful thing. Changing it to REMOVE rights is a different story. Its the removing personal liberties that bothers Americans.
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    Which rights are being taken away.
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    Look up the Patriot Act and the NDAA for starters. They even took away our right to drink booze one time! I think even a commie like you will be blown away by something like that! (j/k) :laugh: :toast:

    Anyway we should get back on topic.
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    I meant related to:

    And becase it's related to some of my previous posts. Patriot Act, Bush... you voted him, TWICE. I mean not you, but a mayority of US citizens.
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    NDAA was Obama. He was supposed to be the opposite of Bush......he was just Bush 2.0. apparently.

    NDAA removed our right to a speedy and fair trial if the government deems you a "terrorist". It also allows unlimited detainment without trial.

    ANYWAY we need to get on topic. I say EU sucks. You say MS sucks. We agree to disagree. Savvy? :toast:
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    You may think we vote these people in then gripe cause he in office but I have seen it time and time again, ALL POLITICIANS LIE TO GET IN OFFICE, then they do whatever they want. This is why I refused to vote anymore cause it makes no difference which one we get cause were fucked either way.
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    Ron Paul I think was an exception IMO.
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    Yea but no one will EVER vote for him cause their BLIND!
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    Yeah but it was voted twice. No escuses there man.

    As to the latest sentence, in one way or another we all feel the same everywhere. But it's not completely true, tho having more than 2 options does help.
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    FYI he wasn't even voted in a second time. Dunno if you knew that.
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    :confused: Really confused. Then how did he win 2004 elections against John Kerry?
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    Bush lost the popular vote against Gore. Gore should have been our president. I didn't like Gore but the election was stolen from him. Not that it matters anyway, I think the Dems and the Repubs are both jerks. Sorry I should have said the FIRST election.

    Edit: Anyway I'm done. lol Im not gonna post anymore off topic stuff before we BOTH get an ear full.
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    Whoops I'm in the wrong thread, I thought this was the "European Commission sends Statement of Objections to Microsoft on Browser Compliance" thread not the "TheMailMan78 and Benetanegia back and forth bitching thread" ?? :confused:

    The EU is so far up it's own arse it can't see what day it is, this is nothing compared to their ludicrous human rights laws and the 100's of other useless laws and regulations that come out of Brusels, the EU should be disbanded ASAP IMO, either that or at the very least the UK get someone into power who has the balls to tell all the eurocrats to sling their hooks, can't come sooner.

    OT, every single phone I have bought comes with it's own browser, as does IOS and OSX and countless other operating systems, what exactly is the bloody problem?
    TheOne and erocker say thanks.

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