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Microsoft to appeal EC's $1.39 billion fine

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| Microsoft announced Friday it's appealing the $1.39 billion fine the European
| Commission imposed for failure to comply with its historic 2004 antitrust
| order against the Redmond giant.
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http://www.news.com/8301-10784_3-994...l?tag=nefd.top

Several more fines will be coming Microsoft's way, for more abuses than one can
even recall.


Yesterday:

Accused software pirate denounces Microsoft

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| A software dealer who Microsoft charged with engaging in the sale of pirated
| software is vowing to fight back. Next week he plans to file a complaint with
| the European Commission alleging abuse of power and anti-trust violations.
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http://news.idg.no/cw/art.cfm?id=C7A...9394D5362B416E


Recent:

Open Parliament

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| Many participants and speakers referenced to the OOXML standardisation
| process, in particular were intrigued by the French AFNOR developments.
| Generally speakers feel concerned about OOXML to become a standard in
| governmental procurement. In private a government delegate compared
| Microsoft's public affairs methods with the scientology cult. ¬* ¬*
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http://www.noooxml.org/forum/t-54634/open-parliament
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