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    Who's really afraid of the big bad Windows Media Player?


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    I think it would be a good idea (from the perspective of a linux user). Microsoft has too much of a monopoly over everything, including media players. I didn't see the point of the remark about getting rid of integrated media players in linux though, as they are all free and therefore have no need to compete agains each other. Doing such a thing would be purposeless and stupid

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    I agree with the pointlessness of the EU. This is like killing one mosquito in the middle of a swamp. It doesn't address the larger problem of MS desire to "control" all of computing. Frankly, I am much more scared of trusted computing and MS coming together.
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    Although I'm glad the EU took action, I'm not thrilled which action they took.
    I mean, all the fuss, and they "only" force M$ to remove the media player from it..... duuhhhhh

    If they had balls... they would have sanctioned it much harder.
    Just from a "no-monopoly"-point of view.

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    true, but it's a step in the right direction, a small one, but even so, the less M$ stuff the better

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    Quote Originally Posted by smindinvern
    true, but it's a step in the right direction, a small one, but even so, the less M$ stuff the better
    Absolutely.... it all starts with a beginning.

    Although many organisations are "reluctant" to opose M$.
    Even my own government... first they "secretly" made a deal with M$ for prolonging the licences. Then it came out and the opposition screamed about it with the result that it "would be publicly reviewed" (giving all interested companies equal chances). And guess what... after a little while, the government decided in favour for M$ (wow... that was a surprise).

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    I'm glad they left "info cards", finally a secure place to store my credit card numbers and bank account info..
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