____/ dapunka on Wednesday 19 September 2007 13:11 : \____
> Ramon F Herrera wrote:
>> "WASHINGTON (AFP) - An EU court ruling upholding
>> antitrust sanctions against Microsoft drew a harsh
>> response from the US government and interest groups,
>> which said it may stifle the burgeoning technology
>> IFAIK, the democratic party (Linux users in their web site) is not
>> against the EU anti-Microsoft decision.
>> The GOP (Windows users in their web site) and the current US
>> administration are against the EU anti-Microsoft decision.
> A large number of Republicans, inc Bush's staff, are in Microsoft's
> pocket (as are a lot of Democratic politicos - when it comes to a
> fight between Mammon and ideals, Mammon nearly always triumphs).
> The European court's anti-Microsoft ruling will no doubt be challenged
> and battled by the US Govt. And I fear that the result will be a
> severe dilution of that ruling's effects. The USA has far too much
> influence over other jurisdictions.
> What I'd really like is for Microsoft to be banned from dealing in the
> European market. Unfortunately, that's almost definately never gonna
> happen. Drat their deep pockets and highly-influential shills! I
> hate those MSes to pieces!
Well, the Republican do damage to their image by turning a blind eye to market
abuse. Those short-term gains will end and can lead to recession when
countries like Holland drop Microsoft as a matter of principle, which they do.
~~ Best of wishes
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