Monday, September 17, 2007

Ouch

Bill gets dinged. AP (09.17.07):
"Microsoft lost its appeal of a European antitrust order Monday that obliges the technology giant to pay a record $613 million fine, share communications code with rivals and sell a copy of Windows without Media Player.

In a stinging defeat for the world's biggest software maker, the court decision also affirms Europe's role as the lead international regulator of dominant companies."

Microsoft Loses European Appeal

On another note, The Register (09.17.07):
"A batch of laptops pre-installed with Windows Vista Home Premium was found to have been infected with a 13-year-old boot sector virus."

Vista attacked by 13-year-old virus

For the geeks among us, the virus dates from 1994, and is a "boot sector computer virus known as Stoned.Angelina".

"According to Virus Bulletin [link in original], the consignment of infected Medion laptops – which could number anything up to 100,000 shipments – had been sold in Danish and German branches of retail giant Aldi. The computers had been loaded with Microsoft's latest operating system Vista and Bullguard's anti-virus software, which failed to detect and remove the malware."

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Blogger schpatz said...

But look at it this way: it's only 457 million Euro... Now that's stomachable...

12:22 PM  

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