____/ [H]omer on Monday 22 October 2007 13:42 : \____

> Microsoft finally bows to EU antitrust measures
>
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> | Microsoft Corp ended three years of resistance on Monday and
> | finally agreed to comply with a landmark 2004 antitrust decision by
> | the European Commission.
> |
> | The defeated software giant announced it would not appeal against a
> | decisive European Union court ruling two months ago that backed the
> | Commission.
> |
> | "The repercussions of these changes will start now and will
> | continue for years to come," Competition Commissioner Neelie Kroes
> | told a news conference, adding that Microsoft's agreement will have
> | "profound effects" on the software industry.
> |
> | "It is a victory for the consumer", she said.
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> http://www.reuters.com/article/busin...00117920071022
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> http://media.slated.org/albums/userp...hallelujah.ogg


93% discount! W00t. It should be totally free though. Microsoft charges
companies for being total arseholes and ignoring standards.

Microsoft cuts royalties in Europe

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| It will also allow that data to go to open source companies such as Linux,
| and will cut the price it charges for worldwide licenses — including patents
| — to less than 7 percent of what Microsoft originally claimed.
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071022/...e/eu_microsoft


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