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Intel CEO Paul Otellini arrives at the EC hearing building in Brussels to argue Intel's case.   (Source: REUTERS/Francois Lenoir)
Chipmaker continues to plead its innocence before the EU

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RE: Sad Part
By Ananke on 3/12/2008 1:22:01 PM , Rating: 1
EU started using Linux based and other GPL software years ago, to cut budget expenses and to somehow support the open source community. Now, almost ten years later after the German government adopted SUSE, we start to see that open source popularity eated large enough marketshare, so Microsoft has to slush with 30% Vista price, in attempt to sell it better. So, why do you think antimonopoly policy and support for free market is not better for the consumer?
And if international business operations affect revesrably the EU, yes they will try to fine a company over its international business operations, not just the European part. Also, there are certain international courts, where eventual disputes over EU judgement might be brought. If Intel wants the case can be brought to international arbiter. If they loose there though, would be a precedent, and other international sides, like USA and China shall abide its decision. Just think, why Microsoft didn't plead arbitrage to United Nation or WTO, yet it agree to pay 2.5 billion?

RE: Sad Part
By pauluskc on 3/12/2008 2:10:13 PM , Rating: 2
So why didn't they jump on the AMD bandwagon at the same time? I've heard Linux runs on both....

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