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.
" "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.....