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Monti is, of course, a prosecutor the same as Joel Klein for the DOJ, and he is unlikely to be giving both sides of the story. The EU actions are equivalent to those of the DOJ and the courts are far from done with the matter. Do you not know this?
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Whether you agree with the courts attempts to fix the illegal behaviour of Microsoft is not...
In the US and Europe as well, the defendant has a right to put on its case in defense and we have not yet seen what Microsoft will offer back. Even so, the European complaint was fundamentally that Microsoft was abusing monopoly power by offering their media player with Windows and, by not offering a deinstall or optional install capability, were anticompebreastively restraining trade in media players. Hard to make that into a Federal case, eh? Also, they EU claimed that compebreastors were at a disadvantage when competing with Microsoft because Microsoft's products worked better because Microsoft could avail themselves of the secret low level interfaces in Windows that were not available to compebreastion. At least the EU recognizes that Windows is better than linux! LOL!!!
Well, hold your breath for your EU benefits, Ralph! LOL!!! If they get their way, the poor smucks in the EU will get to pay $49 for a media player to go on their PC and will get to see all the ads that Real Networks wants to show!