Monday, October 15th 2012

European Commission Plans Criminal Case Against Microsoft

According to a report, European Commission is planning to level a criminal case against Microsoft for failing to meet the conditions laid down by the judgement of a 2009 case that forced Microsoft to strip its Internet Explorer browser from Windows operating system copies sold in the EU, and presenting new installations of the OS with a browser selection menu. With the advent of Windows 7 SP1, the browser selection menu was not implemented for tens of millions of PCs (out of an error, Microsoft argues). The new case could lead to penalties in billions of Euros for Microsoft.

Source: ComputerBase.de
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66 Comments on European Commission Plans Criminal Case Against Microsoft

#1
eidairaman1
3870x2 said:
Probably shouldnt ship with TCP/IP either, as there are competing products out there.
MS should ship the OS with no internet access to the EU
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trickson
OH, I have such a headache
btarunr said:
According to a report, European Commission is planning to level a criminal case against Microsoft for failing to meet the conditions laid down by the judgement of a 2009 case that forced Microsoft to strip its Internet Explorer browser from Windows operating system copies sold in the EU, and presenting new installations of the OS with a browser selection menu. With the advent of Windows 7 SP1, the browser selection menu was not implemented for tens of millions of PCs (out of an error, Microsoft argues). The new case could lead to penalties in billions of Euros for Microsoft.

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Source: ComputerBase.de
They are just trying to get cash from an AMERICAN company! If I were Microsoft I would teach the EU a lesson and PULL OUT! Let them foreigners use some other OS!
I bet you if this were to happen you Europeans would be singing a different tune!
Sick of crap like this. Microsoft is a great company and Bill Gates does NOTHING BUT GOOD around the world and what does he get for this? Some foreigners trying to take from him BILLIONS! Nothing like working with a bunch of leaches!
Hey BILL Gates pull out and let them find some thing better! Fuck them With all the cash you MAKE from US here in America you can surely hold your own till you squeeze them dry!
Microsoft should also stop all support and updates to them blood sucking Europeans! Let them suffer!
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#3
eidairaman1
trickson said:
They are just trying to get cash from an AMERICAN company! If I were Microsoft I would teach the EU a lesson and PULL OUT! Let them foreigners use some other OS!
I bet you if this were to happen you Europeans would be singing a different tune!
Sick of crap like this. Microsoft is a great company and Bill Gates does NOTHING BUT GOOD around the world and what does he get for this? Some foreigners trying to take from him BILLIONS! Nothing like working with a bunch of leaches!
Hey BILL Gates pull out and let them find some thing better! Fuck them With all the cash you MAKE from US here in America you can surely hold your own till you squeeze them dry!
Microsoft should also stop all support and updates to them blood sucking Europeans! Let them suffer!
Bill isnt head of operations anymore, he lets someone do it, id say he be the president and nothing more now
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#4
trickson
OH, I have such a headache
eidairaman1 said:
Bill isnt head of operations anymore, he lets someone do it, id say he be the president and nothing more now
Well I am just sickened! Every time some one is doing good there is some one that wants there cash! SICK of the EU and there BS! They come over here with there bull crap and do nothing but sue! Well I would PULL out! I would strip the OS down as to not even let them have any fucking internet service! I am just too pissed to think about this crap. I hope Microsoft wins but I do not think they will and if they do loos billions then I would NEVER do fucking business with there frog asses EVER AGAIN!
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eidairaman1
trickson said:
Well I am just sickened! Every time some one is doing good there is some one that wants there cash! SICK of the EU and there BS! They come over here with there bull crap and do nothing but sue! Well I would PULL out! I would strip the OS down as to not even let them have any fucking internet service! I am just too pissed to think about this crap. I hope Microsoft wins but I do not think they will and if they do loos billions then I would NEVER do fucking business with there frog asses EVER AGAIN!
hey man i agree the EU sucks actually- several would like to see what the EU does when MS disables any form of OS over there and you know they can do it easily

with Linux not being as popular as Windows they will be crippled because of software incompatibility
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#6
trickson
OH, I have such a headache
eidairaman1 said:
hey man i agree the EU sucks actually- several would like to see what the EU does when MS disables any form of OS over there and you know they can do it easily

with Linux not being as popular as Windows they will be crippled because of software incompatibility
Well lets hope that if they manage to get them BILLIONS out of Microsoft an AMERICAN company they will stop all support and updates to there product! Stop even letting them get the NEW OS and any other OS EVER AGAIN! I bet that would cripple there little bull shit asses! GOD I AM PISSED NOW :mad: (I need a smoke)!
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#7
eidairaman1
trickson said:
Well lets hope that if they manage to get them BILLIONS out of Microsoft an AMERICAN company they will stop all support and updates to there product! Stop even letting them get the NEW OS and any other OS EVER AGAIN! I bet that would cripple there little bull shit asses! GOD I AM PISSED NOW :mad: (I need a smoke)!
lmao dude you need to chill lol, no reason to get so flustered over this, its on going but most here would like to see what EU does when MS takes action against them. MS has a global market share and honestly can make it back fairly quick.

Unix/linux are interesting to play with but they havent been adopted as a Competing OS for PC or Mac systems despite Mac being Darwin/BSD based
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#8
HTC
They way i figure it, if A company want's to sell a product in B country, it should make sure it respects B country's law.

In this case, it's an European Union instead of a country but the same principle applies.


I'm sure in A country's some things are legal but in B country aren't and vice versa or they may be legal in both but with different set of rules or something.
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#9
eidairaman1
HTC said:
They way i figure it, if A company want's to sell a product in B country, it should make sure it respects B country's law.

In this case, it's an European Union instead of a country but the same principle applies.


I'm sure in A country's some things are legal but in B country aren't and vice versa or they may be legal in both but with different set of rules or something.
ya customs clearance, i couldnt bring back a suit from Korea back to the US if i wanted because of tarrifs etc, but honestly its not like im buying stuff to resell in the US, or even firearms lmao
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#10
trickson
OH, I have such a headache
I hope Microsoft cripples them! Give them nothing but windows dos!
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#11
hellrazor
And risk an entire continent fleeing to Linux? I think not.
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#12
trickson
OH, I have such a headache
hellrazor said:
And risk an entire continent fleeing to Linux? I think not.
Let them!
I highly doubt that it would even put a dent in Microsoft! In fact good luck getting your windows based software to run on it! That is what I would say to them!
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#14
mtosev
that probably had a small impact.but not that much
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#15
Jizzler
I like the multiple browser installation screen, but MS shouldn't be sued to include it. Needs to come about from customer demand.
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#16
mtosev
dunno if u americans have this but we here also have the windows refund law:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_refund
The "Windows refund" is a refund claimed by a user after purchasing a computer with the Microsoft Windows operating system pre-installed on it. The refund is issued by the computer manufacturer, or occasionally the retailer, for the copy of Microsoft Windows alone, rather than the whole computer. While some customers have successfully obtained payments (in some cases after litigation or lengthy negotiations), others have been less successful.
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