Microsoft fined by European Commission over web browser(32 posts)
It was the devs of Opera that started this idiocy I think. As far as I'm concerned, it's like telling Ford that they must offer all available options by every hifi manufacturer as to which sound system the customer wants fitted to their cars.
Absolutely right Rick. They should fine them so that it hurts. Users are fed up with M$ exploiting their monopoly.
I don't understand people who are against goverments protecting consumers from monopolistic exploitation.
SJ, if you own over 90% of the market, you have certain responsibilities.
And anyhow, MS was fined because they did not stick to an agreement. I am sure MS had an army of lawyers when the agreement was initially negotiated. But then they dropped dead on it and did nothing. That's why they got fined. They thought the EU would not follow up on it - now they know better and the next time they make agreements they will be more careful.
Yes, isn't Government wonderful. After leaving the large white tags proclaiming DO NOT REMOVE THIS TAG UNDER PENALTY OF LAW drooping from the bottom of all my furniture and pillows for many, many years I am glad to see they finally wised up and added "except by the consumer". I have my shears out and the weekend is coming.
I thought you was kidding! :O
The reality is that there is nothing about Windows that stops a consumer using whatever browser they wish after it is installed...that particular law is superfluous in my opinion.
Admittedly whs we are reluctant partners but no British government has had a clear mandate from it's population to be a member...we were unilaterally forced into it with no consultation with the British public. This is why the situation is the way it is. We'd most likely be out if it was put to referendum.
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