1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

News EU fines Microsoft £681.6m in antitrust case

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Tim S, 27 Feb 2008.

  1. Tim S

    Tim S OG

    Joined:
    8 Nov 2001
    Posts:
    18,881
    Likes Received:
    78
  2. Jordan Wise

    Jordan Wise Baby called to see the boss...

    Joined:
    24 Jul 2007
    Posts:
    597
    Likes Received:
    0
    where on earth did you get that picture?!
     
  3. AlexB

    AlexB Web Nerd and WC Addict

    Joined:
    22 Dec 2005
    Posts:
    2,373
    Likes Received:
    41
    That picture is very very offputting.
     
  4. mmorgue

    mmorgue New Member

    Joined:
    16 Feb 2005
    Posts:
    386
    Likes Received:
    0
    At first I felt kind of bad that the fine was that high.... then I saw that picture and remember his "Developers Dance" routine and "feeling kind of bad" turned to "I just wanna slap him!"

    I mean, c'mon -- who doesn't?
     
  5. Tim S

    Tim S OG

    Joined:
    8 Nov 2001
    Posts:
    18,881
    Likes Received:
    78
    It's a face that only a mother could love.
     
  6. Andune

    Andune New Member

    Joined:
    9 Jan 2007
    Posts:
    30
    Likes Received:
    0
    For some reason i dont like what the EC is doing to Microsoft...
    But hey, what do i know.
     
  7. p3n

    p3n New Member

    Joined:
    31 Jan 2002
    Posts:
    778
    Likes Received:
    1
    *insert apple propaganda*
     
  8. steveo_mcg

    steveo_mcg New Member

    Joined:
    26 May 2005
    Posts:
    5,841
    Likes Received:
    80
    It does kinda feel dirty, however they have had it coming, they were asked to comply they agreed then dragged there heels for as long as possible. I suspect this is don't **** with me type of fine. However projects like samba have already benefited from this so i suppose i can live with it.
     
  9. Major

    Major Guest

    They make that amount of money in about 20 minutes so they don't care....

    /Joke
     
  10. ChaosDefinesOrder

    ChaosDefinesOrder Vapourmodder

    Joined:
    6 Feb 2008
    Posts:
    708
    Likes Received:
    7
    hmm I wonder if this will help things w.r.t NTFS read/write reliability in Linux?
     
  11. Tim S

    Tim S OG

    Joined:
    8 Nov 2001
    Posts:
    18,881
    Likes Received:
    78
    That was the point I was trying to put across at the end - it's not as if that hurts a company that has an annual turnover of over $50 billion (and income around the $20 billion mark).
     
  12. hawky84

    hawky84 SilentModder

    Joined:
    15 Nov 2007
    Posts:
    101
    Likes Received:
    0
    tis a meer sniff at the profits Microsoft has made from charging developers extortionet licensing fees
     
  13. Arkanrais

    Arkanrais New Member

    Joined:
    14 Jul 2007
    Posts:
    406
    Likes Received:
    5
    my eyes have been violated...again. I saw that picture and my crotch rapidly retracted and I felt like vomiting.
     
  14. koola

    koola Active Member

    Joined:
    11 Jul 2004
    Posts:
    2,401
    Likes Received:
    10
    It sucks to be a monopoly...
     
  15. pendragon

    pendragon I pickle they

    Joined:
    14 May 2004
    Posts:
    717
    Likes Received:
    0
    what he said ^^^
     
  16. impar

    impar Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    24 Nov 2006
    Posts:
    3,107
    Likes Received:
    41
    Greetings!

    European Commissioner for Competition Neelie Kroes sure has the balls in the ight place! Even if she is a lady...

    And the fine could be of 1,5B€ instead of the 899M€, lets hope Microsoft learns the lesson.
     
    Last edited: 27 Feb 2008
  17. pumpman

    pumpman Active Member

    Joined:
    7 Jul 2004
    Posts:
    1,036
    Likes Received:
    4
    easy target, id sooner they looked at Banking and utility suppliers for instance
     
  18. sui_winbolo

    sui_winbolo Giraffe_City

    Joined:
    25 Sep 2004
    Posts:
    1,544
    Likes Received:
    29
    Ugh, Bit-Tech. For the love of God, please stop using that eye stabbing inducing picture.

    My dreams will once again be haunted with that face. :(
     
  19. freedom810

    freedom810 Member

    Joined:
    3 Dec 2007
    Posts:
    592
    Likes Received:
    2
    Jesus, i was going to say the fine was harsh, bugger that it should have been higher!:jawdrop:
     
  20. Andune

    Andune New Member

    Joined:
    9 Jan 2007
    Posts:
    30
    Likes Received:
    0
    I wonder what she does with all that money..

    Maybe she wanna turn the moon into a "Death Star"
    http://www.volkskrant.nl/multimedia/archive/00071/Eurocommissaris_Neel_71157b.jpg
     
Tags: Add Tags

Share This Page