Overclock.net › Forums › Industry News › Software News › [Reuters] EU fines Microsoft 899 million euros
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

[Reuters] EU fines Microsoft 899 million euros - Page 3

post #21 of 36
Quote:
Originally Posted by ZionEx View Post
Either way though, this matters little to none in the grand scheme of things.
How the HECK does this matter 'little to none in the grand scheme of things'? Everyone is going to die someday anyways? The world is going to get sucked into the Sun near the end of it's lifetime? You just saved a whole bunch of money by switching to... Meh, I think you need to stop pretending that you're looking at the big picture here. This isn't the 'Let's All Look At The Big Picture' thread. If you don't want to talk about the news topic, please don't talk at all. Thanks.

~~~ ON_TOPIC ~~~

I'm surprised so many people in here are outraged about the insanity of such a fine. I just wonder when the crazies are going to pop in and TELL us otherwise. Hehehe.
post #22 of 36
Thread Starter 
In favour of EU as im such a big EU pro supporter If microsoft paid their original fine of 200 million euroes in first place, then they wouldnt of got the last 2 fines which is now 900million ish., so its their fault.

Quote:
Guswut
I hope Microsoft tells them EXACTLY where to shove all of that money they're never going to pay... 1.3 billion dollars is insane. Especially considering it will NEVER even be SEEN by anyone aside from the EU's new 1.3 billion dollar private resort.
If Microsoft done that, they loose so much market. If i was them, i would just pay the dam fine and not have to fork out more in future if they decide to pay then.

Eu has got a point thou, over dominating marketing, making us pay way to much and not letting competitors into the market which in long run would benefit us users with good market and lower competitive pricing
Arctic Thunder
(10 items)
 
ASUS G51VX-RX05
(8 items)
 
 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
T9900 3.06GHz GTX 260M 1GB 4GB DDR2 800MHz 320GB 
OSMonitorKeyboardMouse
Windows 7 IIyama ProLite E2773HDS Logitech G15 G5 
  hide details  
Reply
Arctic Thunder
(10 items)
 
ASUS G51VX-RX05
(8 items)
 
 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
T9900 3.06GHz GTX 260M 1GB 4GB DDR2 800MHz 320GB 
OSMonitorKeyboardMouse
Windows 7 IIyama ProLite E2773HDS Logitech G15 G5 
  hide details  
Reply
post #23 of 36
Seeing as their global revenue is over 45 billion dollars, they shouldn't have a huge problem paying it, but its still a big dent, and its not 899 million euros, its 1.68 billion! Which is probably around 2.5 billion US dollars...
2600k i7
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 2600k Asus P8P67 (B3 rev) Radeon HD6970 2GB 8GB G.Skill 1600MHz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Crucial C300 128GB Windows 7 Home Premium 64 23" Samsung SyncMaster 2343 OCZ ModXStream-Pro 700w 
CaseMouse
Caseless Razer Naga 
  hide details  
Reply
2600k i7
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 2600k Asus P8P67 (B3 rev) Radeon HD6970 2GB 8GB G.Skill 1600MHz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Crucial C300 128GB Windows 7 Home Premium 64 23" Samsung SyncMaster 2343 OCZ ModXStream-Pro 700w 
CaseMouse
Caseless Razer Naga 
  hide details  
Reply
post #24 of 36
Wasn't the EU thinking of changing all their PCs to Linux anyway lol, quite a while back, dunno if they did anything yet. Damn evil EU lol, it's not much money though really to Microsoft let alone the EU, maybe to us lol. I know if our government got their hands on it it would be being spent on new wallpaper in the Downing street offices again lol
post #25 of 36
Quote:
Originally Posted by Unstableiser View Post
Wasn't the EU thinking of changing all their PCs to Linux anyway lol, quite a while back, dunno if they did anything yet. Damn evil EU lol, it's not much money though really to Microsoft let alone the EU, maybe to us lol. I know if our government got their hands on it it would be being spent on new wallpaper in the Downing street offices again lol
Either that or Uncle Sam would build another reactor-powered Yacht...Name it after Bush Jr this time I'm guessin'
Boot to the Head!
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Athlon64 X2 4200+ @ stock Epox 9NPA+SLI XFX 8800GS 384 4x1GB G.Skill DDR400 @ stock 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
120GB WD + 1TB WD GP + 320GB WD AAJS Mystery DVD-RW Vista Ultimate x64! ViewSonic P220F CRT + KDS 15" CRT 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
$3 Compaq keyboard with pretty aluminum finish ThermalTake PurePower 500W Rosewill R230-P-BK Wired Optical 
Mouse Pad
Table. Mouse pads are overrated 
  hide details  
Reply
Boot to the Head!
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Athlon64 X2 4200+ @ stock Epox 9NPA+SLI XFX 8800GS 384 4x1GB G.Skill DDR400 @ stock 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
120GB WD + 1TB WD GP + 320GB WD AAJS Mystery DVD-RW Vista Ultimate x64! ViewSonic P220F CRT + KDS 15" CRT 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
$3 Compaq keyboard with pretty aluminum finish ThermalTake PurePower 500W Rosewill R230-P-BK Wired Optical 
Mouse Pad
Table. Mouse pads are overrated 
  hide details  
Reply
post #26 of 36
I had no idea the EU has been around for 50 years.
The Fox Box
(16 items)
 
Macbook Pro
(10 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 3930K ASUS P9X79 ASUS GTX 570 DCII 4 x 4GB G.Skill Sniper 1600MHz LV 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Intel 330 - 180GB LG HDDVD & Blu Ray Reader Cooler Master Hyper 612 Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
HP ZR30w Samsung 2243BWX Ducky! PCP&C 750w Silencer (coppa) 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Lian Li PC-E8 G9x S&S Steel Onkyo Receiver/Design Acoustics 2.1 system 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Core i5 2410M HD 3000 8GB 120GB SSD 
Optical DriveOSOSOS
Super Drive OSX 10.7.2 Win 7 Enterprise (In VB) Ubuntu 10.04 (In VB) 
MonitorPower
13" 1280x800 65w Magsafe 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
Q9300 Gigabyte P35 8GB DDR2 2TB WD 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
2TB WD 2TB Seagate 1.5TB Seagate 1.5TB Seagate 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
1TB Hitachi 1TB Hitachi 500GB WD DVD-RW 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Win Server 2012 Headless/15" touchscreen Apple mini USB PC P&C 500W 
  hide details  
Reply
The Fox Box
(16 items)
 
Macbook Pro
(10 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 3930K ASUS P9X79 ASUS GTX 570 DCII 4 x 4GB G.Skill Sniper 1600MHz LV 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Intel 330 - 180GB LG HDDVD & Blu Ray Reader Cooler Master Hyper 612 Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
HP ZR30w Samsung 2243BWX Ducky! PCP&C 750w Silencer (coppa) 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Lian Li PC-E8 G9x S&S Steel Onkyo Receiver/Design Acoustics 2.1 system 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Core i5 2410M HD 3000 8GB 120GB SSD 
Optical DriveOSOSOS
Super Drive OSX 10.7.2 Win 7 Enterprise (In VB) Ubuntu 10.04 (In VB) 
MonitorPower
13" 1280x800 65w Magsafe 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
Q9300 Gigabyte P35 8GB DDR2 2TB WD 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
2TB WD 2TB Seagate 1.5TB Seagate 1.5TB Seagate 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
1TB Hitachi 1TB Hitachi 500GB WD DVD-RW 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Win Server 2012 Headless/15" touchscreen Apple mini USB PC P&C 500W 
  hide details  
Reply
post #27 of 36
Awesome... now M$ can lose more ground to Linux
post #28 of 36
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mootsfox View Post
I had no idea the EU has been around for 50 years.
Yup, it original started with i believe 6-9 counties? maybe less..since then it has taken more and more unboard and it continues to grow with bad and good points.

It awsome idea, but i believe it will grow to big, and 50 yrs is a long time

Its more than twice my age, i feel so new
Arctic Thunder
(10 items)
 
ASUS G51VX-RX05
(8 items)
 
 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
T9900 3.06GHz GTX 260M 1GB 4GB DDR2 800MHz 320GB 
OSMonitorKeyboardMouse
Windows 7 IIyama ProLite E2773HDS Logitech G15 G5 
  hide details  
Reply
Arctic Thunder
(10 items)
 
ASUS G51VX-RX05
(8 items)
 
 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
T9900 3.06GHz GTX 260M 1GB 4GB DDR2 800MHz 320GB 
OSMonitorKeyboardMouse
Windows 7 IIyama ProLite E2773HDS Logitech G15 G5 
  hide details  
Reply
post #29 of 36
Haha, get a real job EU.
FAKE RIG 5000
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
INTEL QX9770 ASUS RAMPAGE EXTREME CROSSFIRE 2 x 4870X2 8GB CORSAIR DOMINATOR DDR3-2000 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
6 x VELOCIRAPTOR 300GB RAID10 5 x PLEXTOR PX-716AL SLOT-LOAD VISTA ULTIMATE X64 30" APPLE M9179LL/A DISPLAY 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
LOGITECH G15 SILVERSTONE DA1200 LIAN LI PC-A71B LOGITECH G9 
Mouse Pad
DIAMOND PLATED STEEL 
  hide details  
Reply
FAKE RIG 5000
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
INTEL QX9770 ASUS RAMPAGE EXTREME CROSSFIRE 2 x 4870X2 8GB CORSAIR DOMINATOR DDR3-2000 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
6 x VELOCIRAPTOR 300GB RAID10 5 x PLEXTOR PX-716AL SLOT-LOAD VISTA ULTIMATE X64 30" APPLE M9179LL/A DISPLAY 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
LOGITECH G15 SILVERSTONE DA1200 LIAN LI PC-A71B LOGITECH G9 
Mouse Pad
DIAMOND PLATED STEEL 
  hide details  
Reply
post #30 of 36
Not a big deal.

If I were Micro$oft I'd hand them the money, spit in their faces, and say something along the lines of "You have you money, now screw you, our software isn't going to change."
Xombinat0r
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 @ 2.4Ghz Rev. G0 eVGA nForce 780i SLI Rev. A1 eVGA GeForce 8800GT 512MB Corsair Dominator 2GB 1066MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD Caviar SE16 500GB ASUS DRW-1814BLT Windows Vista Ultimate 32bit HP w2207 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 Rev. 1 PC P&C Silencer 750W Gigabyte 3D Aurora 570 Logitech G5 Rev. 2 
Mouse Pad
Steelseries 5L 
  hide details  
Reply
Xombinat0r
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 @ 2.4Ghz Rev. G0 eVGA nForce 780i SLI Rev. A1 eVGA GeForce 8800GT 512MB Corsair Dominator 2GB 1066MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD Caviar SE16 500GB ASUS DRW-1814BLT Windows Vista Ultimate 32bit HP w2207 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 Rev. 1 PC P&C Silencer 750W Gigabyte 3D Aurora 570 Logitech G5 Rev. 2 
Mouse Pad
Steelseries 5L 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Software News
Overclock.net › Forums › Industry News › Software News › [Reuters] EU fines Microsoft 899 million euros