OT: Micoshaft is now 3 x convicted monopoly
In comp.os.linux.advocacy, 7 wrote on Wed, 07 Dec 2005 19:18:50 GMT
By the time the Korean courts finish with this case it'll probably be 2010 and Microsoft Vista will be replaced by
Of course the reaction is entirely predictable, and I can't blame 'em that much:
"We are very disappointed with the commission's decision," said Tom Burt, a Microsoft vice president and deputy general counsel. "Ultimately, we will file a lawsuit in Korean court challenging the decision."
The remedy is mildly interesting: require two versions of the OS, and the second version, which includes the instant messenger, must include links to allow downloading of its compebreastors' software. (The news report doesn't detail where those links should be placed. Wanna bet they get pushed into an obscure Webpage somewhere?)
And it has 180 days to implement this ruling...buttuming that the ruling doesn't get stuck in the Korean court appeals process.
And strange licensing deals.
S. Korea GDP: $925.1 B
MSFT Revenue (trailing twelve months): $39.79B
Maybe Microsoft should just buy Liechtenstein (GDP: $825M) and be done with it... :-)
(A thought: "Microsoftenstein"? Scary, that.)
Micoshaft is now 3 x convicted monopoly
7 Not at all. It's not the people of S. Korea demanding anything - it's one abusive government department with a few ambitious bureaucrats latching onto a non-issue because they saw...
-- It's still legal to go .sigless.