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    Friday, January 27, 2006
    Open-the-code-sessame for the EU.
    Today, an interesting news from Forbes.com about Microsoft going soft with EU.

    In the report, Microsoft must make thier code open so that competitors need to make products compatible with Windows. The company's chief counsel Brad Smith said called the move "a bold stroke" and how true it is. This is a big step for MS because they are facing with millions of Euros lawsuits. In March 2004, the EU levied a record Euro497 million ($613m) fine against MS, ordered it to open their code and offer an unbundled version of Windows without Media Player.

    Not long ago, MS also faced demands to remove their browser ( Internet Explorer ) from their OS's. I guess people just need to know what is "running" behind their back. Why bother about close-source OS when you can get Linux instead. Ok, i'm a little bit bias about this but Linux is open.
    posted by Jamloceng @ 10:09 AM  
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