Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Microsoft fined again.

The EU has again fined Microsoft, claiming that they're keeping a part of the code that makes up windows secret. Now, I've written about this before, and I still think it's good advice.

Microsoft, let's be honest. If you shut down sales of and the registration your software then the EU case is instantly moot. In other words, stop selling to the EU countries. Let the Governments explain to the people that their desire to destroy your successful product has caused you to pull out of the European Market.

Vista is supposed to be tougher than XP regarding piracy, so this way you'll be able to minimize any piracy. Also, the EU is required by international agreement to crack down on piracy.

In a week, perhaps two, the stores will be howling in outrage at this, the people will be demanding action, and computer sold on eBay will be worth a fortune if they're already registered in the US.

Come on Microsoft, help the EU get that competition going. Stop selling your products in Europe, and let the European Union go back to the good old days of typewriters and Morse code.

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