This is a discussion on Re: [News] [Rival] Hallelujah: Microsoft finally defeated by EU - Linux ; ____/ [H]omer on Monday 22 October 2007 13:42 : \____ > Microsoft finally bows to EU antitrust measures > > .---- > | Microsoft Corp ended three years of resistance on Monday and > | finally agreed to comply with ...
____/ [H]omer on Monday 22 October 2007 13:42 : \____
> Microsoft finally bows to EU antitrust measures
> | 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.
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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