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News IBM, Sun and Adobe join Microsoft antitrust case

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 17 Apr 2009.

  1. GoodBytes

    GoodBytes How many wifi's does it have?

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    Yea, the average user don't know how to read when get on the computer. It needs a video. j/k
     
  2. LordPyrinc

    LordPyrinc Legomaniac

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    When I buy an OS, I would expect it to come with other functional software such as some sort of graphics editor, a document editing tool, some software to playback media (both sound and video), some software to browse the internet, heck lets forget to mention those pesky drivers that allow hardware to work such as soundcard, videocard, monitor, etc. If Microsoft can be sued for bundling an OS, than they can be sued by graphical software companies, hardware manufactures, etc, etc. This is ridiculous. It was stupid enuf that they were forced to issue an OS without Media Player. Microsoft provides a good functioning OS that provides most of what you need out of the box. Isn't that what an OS should do? The EU needs to F*** off and leave Microsoft alone.
     
  3. Freedom

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    I do wish these companies would be honest about why there taken up these law suites. "consumer choice" yeh sure that why your doing it, I'm sure it has nothing to do with money of course.
     
  4. MajestiX

    MajestiX New Member

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    someone needs to sue OEM for bundling a whole bunch of sh** with new laptops/computers and then trying to sell you extra ram because the new system is slow as fu**
     
  5. dyzophoria

    dyzophoria Member

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    too bad for IBM , Sun and Adobe it just places them on my "List of Very Stupid Companies", lol
     
  6. JyX

    JyX New Member

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    Why do you blame them? Why are they stupid?

    Do you know that those "alternative" products like Opera, Firefox, WinAmp (and I won't list all the media players out there cause there's a lot of them) are made by real people... who need real jobs to support their existence!

    Oh, so now you're on the side of... what were all of you calling M$ some time ago? Monopole? Money-hungry corporations that care only for profit?

    That's exactly what the EU wants to avoid with these laws that people call them stupid. You like your cozy little lives that mommy and daddy struggle to make for you. You'll grow... and will be subjected to the greed for corporations that don't let the millions of programmers and software architects to breathe. They swallow every little bit of Intellectual Property there is... and if they see a weak player... a small town programmer that did a great application, they'll stump it by copying every idea it holds!

    Why do you think IE even got Tabs when that was the trademark of Opera and Mozilla suite? Why do you think WMP even plays MP3's when WMA was the only "viable option" in the opinion of M$?

    Grow out of it! M$ is suffocating lots of small time companies and while some of the members of this committee want to take a slice of the market, it will also give other people the chance to prove themselves and also make a living.

    Stupid... NOT!
     
  7. amacieli

    amacieli New Member

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    @JyX - man, what are you smoking, and can I have some
     
  8. zimbloggy

    zimbloggy Genius Extraordinaire

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    My HP computer came with netscape as well as IE. These companies need to go to them and try to get them to put their stuff on their computers. Microsoft shouldn't be forced to put somebody else's product on their OS. Besides, Microsoft certainly does not have a monopoly, since a significant minority of computers are Macs or Linux.
     
  9. JyX

    JyX New Member

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    "Microsoft shouldn't be forced to put somebody else's product on their OS. Besides"
    No one is forcing MS to put something on Windows... you've missed the point. Sadly...

    "Microsoft certainly does not have a monopoly"
    Are you sure?... all the antitrust breaches and fines they got was because they played nice and fair. Right!...

    @amacieli... your girl... sure, you can... after I'm done with her! Muhahahaha!
     
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