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TIML
March 24th, 2004, 12:46 PM
Micro$oft fined.

Micro$oft have just been found guilty in the Eu of unfair practices and fined about $500,000,000.

Of course they are going to appeal.

Note: This is not the rants section!!!!


.T.I.M

Terry Yager
March 24th, 2004, 03:26 PM
But who gets the money? (Not the little companies that have been squeezed out over the years, I'll bet).

--T

CP/M User
March 25th, 2004, 12:08 AM
"TIML" wrote:

> Micro$oft fined.

> Micro$oft have just been found guilty in the
> Eu of unfair practices and fined about
> $500,000,000.

Heh! That's a drop in the Well for M$

> Of course they are going to appeal.

What little Billy boy can't keep up with
everyday expenses! ;-)

> Note: This is not the rants section!!!!

You mean Humor section! ;-)

Cheers,
CP/M User.

CP/M User
March 25th, 2004, 12:11 AM
"Terry Yager" wrote:

> But who gets the money? (Not the little
> companies that have been squeezed out
> over the years, I'll bet).

Perhaps it should go back into the
worlderness societies, cause a heck of a
lot needs to be done to bring back more
bush! $500,000,000 would go a long way
there.

Cheers,
CP/M User.

Terry Yager
March 25th, 2004, 04:26 AM
"TIML" wrote:

> Micro$oft fined.

> Micro$oft have just been found guilty in the
> Eu of unfair practices and fined about
> $500,000,000.

Heh! That's a drop in the Well for M$

> Of course they are going to appeal.

What little Billy boy can't keep up with
everyday expenses! ;-)

> Note: This is not the rants section!!!!

You mean Humor section! ;-)

Cheers,
CP/M User.

Heh, yeah...what's that come to? Half-a-day's income for M$?

--T

TIML
March 25th, 2004, 09:39 AM
Yup I expect income for about 1/2 a day!

If the appeal loses they'll have to sell copies of Windows without the media player along side those with it. BIG DEAL! Like we care!

The other side though is the monopoly part of the case. They will have to 'disclose information about windows to rivals'.

Hmm, I bet they'll ask for some small admin fee, you know just to cover materials. And they'll call it a 'program'. Hmm don't they do that already????


"But if you gotta warrant, I guess you better come in."


.T.I.M