Tuesday, November 9

Microsoft has done nothing wrong!

Microsoft announced it has settled a suit with Novell over antitrust behaviour and agreed to pay them $536 million, so that Novell will pull out of an EU-sponsored action against Microsoft. This still leaves unsettled another Novell antitrust action against Microsoft with unspecified damages.

In recent history Microsoft agreed to pay Sun $700 million to resolve antitrust issues and $900 million to resolve patent issues over the next ten years, and in another case, agreed to pay $750 million to Time Warner (AOL) to get them onside.

But has Microsoft done anything wrong? Nooooooo... It's paid out a total $2.9 billion dollars to its competitors to gain their compliance, but it's done absoLUTEly nothing wrong.

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