By Derek Sooman on March 12, 2003, 1:51 PM
Looks like everyone's best friend, Microsoft, are in antitrust trouble AGAIN! This time, The European Commission has two main targets, those being a) server software, and b) media player.

[COLOR=royalblue]"It's concluded that Microsoft is giving itself preferential treatment in links between desktop and server operating systems, and that it should therefore order Microsoft to give its rivals more information."[/COLOR]

[COLOR=royalblue]"The Media Player issue differs in that the argument is really the old bundling/integration one we saw over Internet Explorer."[/COLOR]

[COLOR=royalblue]"The experts have proposed two major requirements: making Microsoft share more proprietary information with its rivals and uncoupling its Media Player audiovisual software from the Windows operating system, sources said."[/COLOR]

More here, and here.

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MrGaribaldi said:
Lets just hope the EC will actually [b]do[/b] something, unlike their american cousins.... And no, I don't think telling M$ that they're being bad is punishment is enough....
iss said:
sheesh how do you folks expect a guy to accumulate 38 billion in personal fortune and not use underhanded tactics and violate anti trust laws? why if he did everything fair he might be worth only a couple of billion and have to slum it.hehe:D
warr said:
there are lots of MS fan boys out there. :haha:
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