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Windows 7: EU set to charge Microsoft over ruling breach


27 Sep 2012   #1

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EU set to charge Microsoft over ruling breach

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Microsoft Corp will be charged for failing to comply with a 2009 ruling ordering it to offer a choice of web browsers, the European Union's antitrust chief said on Thursday, which could mean a hefty fine for the company.
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28 Sep 2012   #2

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Microsoft and Intel won't do it but I would. Whats that you ask.
I would take care of the products I have in the EU market and leave the market. Let the EU customers deal with Mac/Apple or who ever and $3000.00 laptops. It wouldn't be long and I think these billion dollar lawsuites would go away. EU customers don't have now or the in the future a problem with selecting the chip they use or what browser they want to use. They don't need their/there government giving them options they already have. I use two browsers and didn't need a government to help make the decision. I chose Intel without any government assistance. I chose Windows 7/64 all by my self. The people in the EU will be happy to make their/there own choices without the government.
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28 Sep 2012   #3

 

Withdrawing your products from a market of 500 million people would be rather stupid though wouldn't it.
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28 Sep 2012   #4

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That is exactly what Intel and Microsoft are thinking. I believe that it would be short term pain for both companies and long term it gain. But companies normal in this country think short term in such matters. When the EU is taking billions of dollars from you for bull droppings reason it's time to put the big foot down. What other companies does the EU make advertise choices of the competitors products within their own product. It's time to get mean. The rest of the world outside of the EU is paying the price of these billion dollar lawsuits in the price of the products.
My post on this subject are not intended to belittle, insult or degrade any government, country, company or anybody reading them. They are just my opinion.
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28 Sep 2012   #5

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It's double the US market - probably where most of their income is from.

If they want to trade in the EU, they have to follow EU laws.

Nothing strange about that.
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28 Sep 2012   #6

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That is one of the points. The larger the market the larger amount of customers will be screaming to the governing bodies to mind their/there own business and let the customers make their/there own decisions. The EU economy can't take a big hit from huge companies and their/there customers. It's a great time to play hard ball. I have complete faith in the people of the EU to be able to use their/there own judgment to make such decisions on what product to buy and how to buy them and from who to buy them from.
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28 Sep 2012   #7

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We like these sort of controls.

There aren't enough of them imo.

Look at what the banks have been getting up to over the past few years.

You can't just let the consumers choose - they don't know.

You only find out years later when they have been rumbled.

As far as I can see - nothing you can do as a consumer - whichever one you go to may have been been up to the same tricks , how can you possibly know as a consumer.
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28 Sep 2012   #8

 

Speak for yourself, I prefer to make my own mind up without the EU doing things for me.
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28 Sep 2012   #9

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I would be completely lost if the EU hadn't laid out the precise size and shape of a banana
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28 Sep 2012   #10

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post
Speak for yourself, I prefer to make my own mind up without the EU doing things for me.
Well said, John. I'm perfectly capable of making MY OWN decisions without some pillocks in gravy trains doing it for me. Not only that, I trust myself far more than I trust them (which shouldn't be very difficult, as I don't trust them at all).
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