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EU turns the screw down on Vista

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CHIEF Vole basher Neelie Kroes, the €uro antitrust commissioner, told Microsoft its future Vista OS can't be sold unless it obeys the rules laid down by the power bloc.

The Wall Street Journal interviewed Neelie Kroes who said the €U must design Vista so it doesn't breach antitrust rules. Or else.
http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=30616
post #2 of 37
could someone explain to me what is going on? the article doesn't really give any info. it just states that the European Union is attempting to force MS to make vista comply with some security regulations??

i'm confused..
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No offense to Europeans but the people who are making these decisions are rediculous. How about they need to start getting on the 3rd Party, pre-built manufacturers to make other options, which the only other option is Linux since Apple does not license their OS to anyone.

There are 2 players in mass production Operating systems and one of them doesnt license to others, that's too bad for them and good for MS. If I were MS I would say, oh well we have enough money and not comply and dont sell in Europe and see how many people will be *****ing at the EU for these silly rules, granted would give Apple the lions share in Europe but the same stuff will happen to Apple if MS were to go my hypothetical route.

Granted MS will do what they need to in order to comply but the decisions are rediculous
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God, I hope that Microsoft pulls out of the EU completely. That would be great.
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That would be funny, and interesting at the same time. I wonder how many people would learn Apple's OS?
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I hope they pull out of the EU and distribute copies of various linux distros while they leave.
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Agreed, Linux sucks for anyone who isn't a *NIX Master.
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To tell you the truth, I think EU needs Microsoft more than MS needs EU... Microsoft will win this, no problem.

Somehow... the French will pin this on us....
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it'd be terrible for the EU if M$ decides not to bend over for them. they've already p*ssed off apple when france decided to take action against apple + itunes. better learn some linux europe!
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Linux is awesome, all it needs is more 3rd party support, which is extremely hard to do when you dont have a mass consumer market.

If EU doesnt allow the sale of Windows, then hopefully it will be a step forward for linux.
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