Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from

Forum Moderators: bill

Message Too Old, No Replies

EU Court Upholds Microsoft's Antitrust Fine, Reduced Slightly To $1.12 Billion

9:01 am on Jun 27, 2012 (gmt 0)

Administrator from GB 

WebmasterWorld Administrator engine is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month Best Post Of The Month

joined:May 9, 2000
votes: 565

EU Court Upholds Microsoft's Antitrust Fine, Reduced Slightly To $1.12 Billion [bbc.co.uk]
Europe's second highest court has upheld a competition ruling against Microsoft saying it "essentially upholds the Commission's decision".

But it slightly reduced the fine from 899m euros ($1.12bn; 719m) to 860m euros.

The fine was imposed four years ago and was a record at the time.

It was imposed because Microsoft had not provided certain information about its products to competitors as it had been ordered to do in 2004
9:23 am on June 27, 2012 (gmt 0)

Junior Member

10+ Year Member

joined:Sept 30, 2005
posts: 56
votes: 0

What I find even worse is that the EC is fighting competition while their IT system is dominated by Microsoft! That is really ridiculous...

I joined the epfsug (European Parliament Free Software User Group) (google it) to change change that!
12:58 pm on June 27, 2012 (gmt 0)

Senior Member

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

joined:Dec 26, 2003
votes: 0

Nothing wrong with them running Windows, its very cost effective and they're probably getting value in return. Free software isn't free when you tack on the jobs and skills necessary to support it and when you add vendor support, hardware support, infrastructure support and everything around that, its simply just cost effective to use windows where windows shines and linux where linux shines so on and so forth.