Russia Launches Antitrust Probe of Microsoft

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k11k

When going get tough, its time to sue Microsoft for money. Why not? they saw the european did it, soon the world will sue MS for money. Will there be a letter that says MS is being sue on my behalf by a attorney sent to me?

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linkmaster6

In Soviet Russia we monopolize you

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periodhyphenund...

In Soviet America, we Monopolize Microsoft's Spyware on a Global Scale, but in the end, it will be used to Monopolize Everyone/Everywhere so we have a lot in common!

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horzo

Is MS going to have to respond to lawsuits brought by every hack little regulatory agency in every corrupt craphole on the planet, now? Russia claiming infair business practice is comical. The only thing funnier would be the Chinese government claiming copyright infringement.

 

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Vano

The funny thing is that many "officials" using illegal copies of OS.

How about you first fix up your piracy laws, then bitch about monopoly, eh?

 

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periodhyphenund...

"Officials" in EVERY Country use Illegal copies of Microsoft Windows XP because they are more secure than the Retail Copies you buy in a store!

The Best Illegal copies do not require that you activate through MS SpyServers

The Best Illegal copies of XP do not contain Service Pack 3 which is where most of the Govt. Spyware resides!

XP-SP3, Vista and Windows 7 are all Illegal Spyware Platforms that Rogue Governments use to see everything you have have on your computer (Including Encrypted Data)

So instead of Bitching about Piracy Laws, How about Securing this Countries Electronic Borders by Criminalizing the Manufacture, Sale and Use of ALL Microsoft Retail Software!

Anyone using a retail copy of Windows is incompetant and should be placed on a National Security Watchlist as they are clearly a danger to themselves and others!

 

 

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nekollx

*rolls eyes*

Remind me to target my Orbital Death Ray on this noob.

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periodhyphenund...

If you wish to be famous, just prove me wrong in any Legitimate Court of Law!

You can't!

All you can do is Roll your eyes and Target a Real Windows Sercurity Expert with an imaginary Death Ray!

 Get a Life

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nekollx

So you openly admit to champions ilage pirated Microsoft products while I...don't and you hoestly think you stand a chance agasitn me in court?

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periodhyphenund...

Never in my Life have I ever admitted to champions ilage!

And What the F^%$$ is that anyway?

You Phail @ the Internet 

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nekollx

yeah you see ass? That's me walking away from the troll.

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periodhyphenund...

And just how do you walk away from yourself Troll?

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nightkiller

Russian family businesses are leaning on the Anti-Monopoly people because botnet command and control centers are run out of Eastern Europe. If security were improved through better operating system software without having to depend on intelligent users (is that an oxymoron or what?), those nets would be harder to implement and control. That's bad for the family business. What would happen if the Russian Anti-monoploy people started investigating Russian family businesses for monopolistic behaviour?

 

You choose a flightless bird as a mascot and wonder why it doesn't take off?

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ghot

 Could Microsoft be intentionally limiting Windows XP supply in Russia to help push Vista?

 

uh....yeah  lol......just like they are doing everywhere   :/ Even newegg.com only has OEM versions...unless of course you want Vista....then you can get the retail version...what I don't understand is why MS hasn't been locked away in federal prison, since the Vista launch....they broke just about every rule in the book.

 

 

Take an OS, and edit out all the efficiency, and what you have left is a post-XP Microsoft operating system :)

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Caboose

 And what rules would those be?

 

-= I don't want to be dead, I want to be alive! Or... a cowboy! =-

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van_helblaze

Isn't XP going to be completely unsupported by the time Windows 7 comes out? 

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compro01

Nope.  XP will be provided with security updates until 2014.

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I Jedi

 @ Devo85x

Uh, no, because Linux is a much more secure platform. I surely don't want the Russians having a better and more secured network.

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pglasc

If they would stop drinking that vodka those pesky little russians could run vista.!!!! ahahahahah

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Jox

Could Microsoft be intentionally limiting Windows XP supply in Russia to help push Vista?

D'uh.

-Jox

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Devo85x

Im not big with international law but, how can another country investigate or try to punish an American company?

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MeTo

When in Rome do as the Roman's do. If you sell in there country you have to live by there law's. Look at Europe they have slaped Microsoft with lawsuits big time.

Linux Mint,Dual boot/Vista,AMD Athlon+ x2 5600,3 Gig ram,500 Gig HDD,ATI 1300 Video.

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Devo85x

I say, if russia has a problem with it, fuck them, MS just doesnt need to sell to them, they can switch to linux, fucking assholes :)

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Vano

Wow, do you feel better now? maybe you should slap yourself harder or hit a wall with that mouth of yours?

You know nothing about other countries to say anything like that.

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Caboose

 News flash genius, 64bit Windows (XP, Vista, 7, 2003 server, 2008 server) support more than 4GB of RAM. Windows Vista 32bit supports a max. of 4GB of RAM, same with Windows XP. The only difference is that Windows Vista shows all 4GB and Windows XP shows around 3.25GB.

 Vista supports DirectX 10 and nativly supports more hardware than Windows XP. Plus Vista Media Centre is a million times better than Windows XP Media Centre is.

 Do you have evidence that Vista is not as consumer-friendly for media enthusiasts? I used Vista on my HTPC until recently when Windows 7 RC was released and I switched over to it.

 All of you that are holding on to Windows XP for dear life, will be left behind, and then be the ones bitching and complaining that you can't use the newest and best hardware on your archaic system, and then bitch and complain more when you FINALLY join the rest of us and move on.

 

-= I don't want to be dead, I want to be alive! Or... a cowboy! =-

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Nailer669

XP is 7 years old.  Most people don't drive the same car for that long!  All of this argument will go away when Windows 7 is released.  Since Windows 7 actually runs faster on a Thinkpad T61 than XP, people can stop whining about it.  Besides, it is kind of like trying to sue Ford because you don't like the new model of the F-150, and Ford doesn't make the old model anymore.  Microsoft has to cut the cord sometime.  Vista has been rock solid since SP1.  After October 22nd (Windows 7's release date), everyone will be going "XP what?".

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nekollx

but my 1992 Volvo was the BEST, its a anti trustbecause Volovo won

t make the 1992 model any more!

 

I'll Sue!

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Blaze589

Here we go again...

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I Jedi

The answer is both "yes" and "no", as Microsoft officially announced that they were limiting licensing of XP copies, except those on OEM machines, if I recall correctly. In the case of rather or not its an anti-practice for pushing Vista out and trying to limit XP, well, they'd have to prove that MS was intentionally doing this, rather than just moving on with their next OS.

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