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Microsoft: First Europe, Then…?

A great analysis of the implications of the EU rulings/sanctions against the software giant, especially in the digital media industry…”If the EU requires Microsoft to ship a version of Windows without the software in Europe, and at a lower price, PC makers would be able to replace the application with alternatives from RealNetworks and Apple Computer, which are available for free on the Web. While the EU mandate would cover only Europe, PC makers could ask for Windows-lite elsewhere, though Microsoft wouldn’t have to comply.”