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Old 03-22-2004, 02:43 PM   #1
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MS may face a $613 million fine


http://news.ft.com/servlet/ContentSe...=1079419836897

One of the interesting parts is apart from their $613 million fine;

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The company argues that its rivals seek to lay claim to its intellectual property, so taking advantage of years of its research and development, and that Windows may not be able to function properly without Media Player.
 
Old 03-22-2004, 03:44 PM   #2
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intersting. im hoping that is a typo, as windows will run just fine without media player, but runs like crap without IE.
 
Old 03-22-2004, 03:46 PM   #3
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Funny how losing 613 million would have no impact on the company as well.. that's chump change to them.
 
Old 03-22-2004, 06:27 PM   #4
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people want to claim "their" IP?!??!?, umm last time i checked almost everything M$ has is because it bought it, or its a piece of crud (look at explorer, i heard they made it for a web browser, but it didn't work so well, so now its there file manager!!??!)

id say, let them claim M$'s IP! (if they have some), after all, if they actually did make it, it cant be all they good (look at explorer again )
 
Old 03-22-2004, 07:19 PM   #5
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I might have said this before, but this whole story needs to be made a movie -seeing as how every new idea is a remake so they need something new
 
Old 03-23-2004, 04:44 AM   #6
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Oh wow, 613 million. Isn't that the amount of money billy boy is spending on his lunch every day?
 
Old 03-24-2004, 10:46 AM   #7
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Originally posted by Lleb_KCir
intersting. im hoping that is a typo, as windows will run just fine without media player, but runs like crap without IE.
has IE not replaced Explorer in windows XP?
 
Old 03-24-2004, 11:00 AM   #8
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LOL windows xp = IE.
 
Old 03-24-2004, 12:53 PM   #9
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The EU has had enough! New M$ trend starting?
 
Old 03-24-2004, 03:50 PM   #10
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http://money.cnn.com/2004/03/24/news..._penalties.gif

i think that sums it up rathe well.



[:P at site for not posting the image and only posting its linky when i use the IMG tags.]

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Old 03-24-2004, 04:33 PM   #11
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I see that is says that Microsoft must "submit technical information to rival makers of computer servers within 120 days"

Does that mean that the people over at slackware will be getting an email full of MS source code in the next four months? Because that would be pretty cool.
 
Old 03-24-2004, 05:21 PM   #12
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Who in their right mind would -want- MS source code... (And I don't think they are referring to any kind of programming information at all in that quote)
 
Old 03-24-2004, 06:27 PM   #13
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Originally posted by drxsmurf
I see that is says that Microsoft must "submit technical information to rival makers of computer servers within 120 days"

Does that mean that the people over at slackware will be getting an email full of MS source code in the next four months? Because that would be pretty cool.


its talking about windows media player, slackware is a distribution not a media player so no they wouldnt have to give them the source, i was thinking they might have to give it to the mplayer people but as mplayer doesnt run on windows it isnt really competition.
 
Old 03-24-2004, 07:47 PM   #14
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ah, but maybe the source will be available to the mplayer people, that way they (or someone) can make open sourced fully compatible windows meda formats for linux (i hate binaries!)
 
Old 03-25-2004, 01:36 AM   #15
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ah, but maybe the source will be available to the mplayer people, that way they (or someone) can make open sourced fully compatible windows meda formats for linux (i hate binaries!)
now you are talking. that would be great.
 
  


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