Sources: Europa [EU press releases], Reuters [Microsoft response]
quote: Obviously the screen was doing something they didn't like.
quote: All the arguments are red herrings.
quote: Not everyone reads about what browsers are out there.
quote: You'd think MIcrosoft's lawyers would pick on this obvious nugget and win the case?
quote: I think the obvious thing is they are the only company breaking the law.
quote: A law that specifically singles out one business.
quote: In response to people who say users know anyway - If people were aware, they would have switched.
quote: Sure MS deserves a fine, but nearly $3 billion to let people randomly choose their browser? Seems overly harsh to me.
quote: EU money grab, and not benefiting the victims of MS behavior!
quote: The EU is only after MS and extorted 3 billion out of them
quote: They never DENIED anyone from choosing alternative clients.
quote: Yeah but IE, WMP and Messenger are free, stop nagging about this BS!
quote: They already paid their anti-trust fines from the cases where they were actually have being anti-competitive.
quote: I do not believe in a completely free market, it does not work.
quote: If IE is so good why won't MS code it for other OS platforms ? as the majority are open source that shouldn't be much of a problem
quote: You're wasting my time.
quote: MS forced European PC manufacturers to NOT install another browser, if they wanted Windows. MS has no right to dictate what a customer should choose.
quote: The end game for you is to concoct some story about how the EU is attacking American capitalism. Anything less wont do.
quote: I checked your browser stats and found it was shite.
quote: No, I'm a Conservative . I believe in minimal Government, liberties and freedom , among other things.
quote: But, just curious, how exactly could Microsoft "force" PC manufacturers in Europe to do something? Perhaps 'force' was too strong a word.
quote: The customers want Windows so a PC maker could either chose to do what Microsoft demanded or see their customers become ex-customers.
quote: But I don't expect a European to understand these concepts.
quote: Reclaimer è la prova vivente che l'intelligenza artificiale non può competere con la stupidità naturale.
quote: It like there's one water company in a town that owns all the pipes, its too expensive for other companies to come because its a small town. so they won't give you water unless you take their electricity, Internet, mobile service and cable.
quote: This from a country with capital punishment and gun ownership. You guys believe in punishment, but strangely not for large corporations?? This is the part I don't get.
quote: That's the lazy capitalist's answer to not competing with product quality and innovation in the open, undistorted free market. Only your product gets to talk. You are chosen only because you are the best. Not because of contracts and legal crap.
quote: 2) You cannot take a data set and say hey there is some correlation.