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The EU Commission's Fine on Microsoft - What's Wrong With It? ~pj
Authored by: cjk fossman on Thursday, March 07 2013 @ 09:19 PM EST
I do not support any flavor of Explorer in my Apps.

The Web framework I use contains some IE specific css, but if that fails to
handle the quirks, clients are advised to use Firefox or Chrome. End of
discussion.

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The EU Commission's Fine on Microsoft - What's Wrong With It? ~pj
Authored by: Anonymous on Thursday, March 07 2013 @ 10:49 PM EST
Actually I think it started with Firefox in 2004.

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When they are going to investigate Windows 8, and secure boot
Authored by: ailuromancy on Friday, March 08 2013 @ 01:06 AM EST

My bet would be a year after there is a good workaround usable by the average penguin. The sentence will arrive two years later, and require Microsoft to do something. A year later Microsoft gets fined for non-compliance. Microsoft will get the fine delayed another year by blaming the manufacturers. I am sure that the commission will resolve this matter in early 2019.

By the time the fine actually gets paid, the entire PC market will be completely different. The real competition in OS choice will be between different Linux variants like Android and Tizen. Microsoft will lose/alienate/bankrupt its distribution channel and become the sole distributor of Windows computers and software, probably by buying the desiccated corpse of one of its current partners. The price of Windows will get so high that only the mostly hideously locked in government agencies (like the NHS) will be able to afford it.

I am sure Microsoft will still be a big player in the software market. The challenge is to work out how.

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They bought non-compliance - unless the months are added on
Authored by: Anonymous on Friday, March 08 2013 @ 04:05 AM EST
This will be outrageous if they bought non-compliance - the months must be added
on, plus more, the fine is trivial, surely this couldn't happen. ...Surely
Microsoft's history of this type of shenanigans precedes them, the EC must not
allow this.

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Win 8 and Secure Boot
Authored by: Anonymous on Friday, March 08 2013 @ 04:49 AM EST
I'm on an Asus Z77 board and a recent bios update included secure boot. l disengaged it.

I'm still on XP but have a Win 7 drive that I rarely ever boot. Did recently and after new drivers were loaded
I could not reboot into Win 7 . . . nor could I reboot into any of my XP drives. Once I pulled power from
the Win 7 drive and detached the data cable from the MB, I was able to boot into my XP drives.

Maybe no connection at all. . . . but somehow doubt it. Keep in mind, secure boot had been disabled
in the bios the entire time. . . unless it enabled automatically when it sensed a Win 7 drive was about to load.

MS isn't treating secure boot lightly, although they seem to have forgotten that the mention of "Microsoft" and
"secure" in close proximity has always provided belly laughs. It's a ruse used to strip a system of it's
basic hardware functions if anything other than their latest and greatest OS flavor is loading.

MS now owns the x86 platform?

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