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September 21, 2007

Microsoft Goes “EU”

Microsoft lost their big court case in the European Union the other day. They’ve got to pay a 2/3 billion dollar fine and, get this, give the source code to Windows to their competitors.

I’ve often wondered why Microsoft just doesn’t take their ball and go home.

What’s to stop them from saying “OK, EU, we get it. You don’t like capitalism. We’ll leave then. Effective immediately, all licenses for all Microsoft products in use in the EU are revoked.”

If they don’t want Microsoft products, then why should Microsoft sell and support them in Europe? Are they really making so much money over there that they can’t afford to abandon the market? I doubt it.

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