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Re: [News] Microsoft Dares to Appel EU Antitrust Ruling

On Tuesday 03 October 2006 17:27 Roy Schestowitz wrote:

> Microsoft says appeals 281 million euro fine
> ,----[ Quote ]
> | Software giant Microsoft has filed an appeal against a 280.5 million
> | euro ($356.4 million) fine the European Commission imposed in July,
> | holding it defied a 2004 antitrust ruling.
> `----
> http://tinyurl.com/h6ejn

" "As Microsoft said in July, we would appeal the fines imposed on the
company at that time. The deadline for the appeal was October 2," a
Microsoft spokesman said on Tuesday"

By jove - that was lucky, wasn't it?
Appeal lodged on the last-possible day!

Y'know, there are some cynics who reckon that MS isn't really worried by the
fines - every day that goes by, it's making a profit, so it will simply
delay and delay for as long as possible.  The fines don't really hurt -
certainly not as much as compliance would.......

I wonder what would happen if the E.U. were to say, "We've had enough.  You
can sell Vista here, but before you sell even a single copy, you show us
that it complies".  I reckon the boot would be on the other foot, and we'd
see how amazingly quickly MS can do these things.....

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