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MS may be fined $2.4m a day

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The European Commission has threatened to fine Microsoft up to 2m euros (£1.36m; $2.4m) a day until it gives rivals more access to its systems.

Brussels said the software giant had failed to supply adequate information about its server programs.

Microsoft has five weeks to provide improved documentation before the daily penalties are imposed.

But the company pledged to contest the EU's "unjustified" demands by whatever means possible.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/4552214.stm
post #2 of 8
Windows Vista: economy edition

I can see it now.
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Why would windows do anything. Dont they make that much + more in daily profits, if so. Why would they do anything. Take the hit.
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No matter how much they make, that's still a lot of money to pay in fines. Also, it's not like the EU would just say "okay, as long as you keep paying." They'd keep adding more penalties until MS gave in.
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Microsoft is greedy, but their stuff works...
Wait, I mean Microsoft is greedy, but sometimes their stuff works.

Anyway it's just all publicity.
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first off they should stop selling to them and see how they do without it.

and they should also try an american court
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one word: YAY!





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Originally Posted by Dcstegg228
first off they should stop selling to them and see how they do without it.

and they should also try an american court

yeah I'd just say "ok, if you don't like it...then we won't sell it find someone else to buy an os from...there's always linux " lmao it'd be cheaper than 2.4m dollar fines a day. soon the EU would be crawling back saying PLEASE SELL US windows again.
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