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Sporkman
July 27th, 2007, 03:21 PM
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070726/ap_on_hi_te/hungary_microsoft_2



Hungary officials raid Microsoft office

Thu Jul 26, 4:26 PM ET

BUDAPEST, Hungary - Hungary's state Competition Authority raided the offices of Microsoft Corp.'s local subsidiary as part of a probe into the company's relationship with large software distributors.

The unannounced raid took place July 19 at the offices of Microsoft Magyarorszag Kft., according to a notice posted on the authority's Web site.

According to the statement, Microsoft used sales conditions and offered software distributors incentives described as "loyalty discounts" so they wouldn't offer clients anything but Microsoft Office products.

Such behavior could lead to the exclusion of competitive products from the market and violate European Union rules, according to the authority known as the GVH.

"During the raid, the GVH gathered evidence supporting these suspicions," the authority said, adding that the probe did not mean Microsoft had broken the law.

Microsoft spokesman Guy Esnouf said the software company was cooperating with Hungarian authorities.

jgrabham
July 27th, 2007, 03:23 PM
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070726/ap_on_hi_te/hungary_microsoft_2

A government that isnt MSs lapdog - OMG!!!

@trophy
July 27th, 2007, 03:26 PM
A government that isnt MSs lapdog - OMG!!!

Don't worry... I'm sure our boys will be quickly dispatched to deal with them appropriately. After all, "They hate our freedoms!"

igknighted
July 27th, 2007, 03:43 PM
Hungary officials raid Microsoft office

The were looking for FUD :lolflag:!

Sunforge
July 27th, 2007, 03:47 PM
I find that I can avoid FUD if I pour a ring of salt round myself and put on my tinfoil hat.

@trophy
July 27th, 2007, 03:50 PM
The were looking for FUD :lolflag:!

That made me LOL cause it made me think of the monsters in Monsters Inc which powered their city by using "Scream" collected from kids.

Maybe Microsoft could redeem themselves by creating a power plant that runs on FUD... a clean, renewable source of energy which they undoubtedly have an endless supply of. They'd be rich(er), our dependence on oil would be reduced, and whenever I saw Ballmer open his mouth I would smile a little and tip my hat to the guy who single-handedly solved our energy crisis.

igknighted
July 27th, 2007, 03:52 PM
That made me LOL cause it made me think of the monsters in Monsters Inc which powered their city by using "Scream" collected from kids.

Maybe Microsoft could redeem themselves by creating a power plant that runs on FUD... a clean, renewable source of energy which they undoubtedly have an endless supply of. They'd be rich(er), our dependence on oil would be reduced, and whenever I saw Ballmer open his mouth I would smile a little and tip my hat to the guy who single-handedly solved our energy crisis.

Maybe this is a local thing, but we used to use fud as slang for food. So when I saw "Hungry" officials raid MS, I couldn't help it

Sporkman
July 27th, 2007, 03:58 PM
http://granucci.com/woot/images/cat-fud.jpg

igknighted
July 27th, 2007, 04:09 PM
http://granucci.com/woot/images/cat-fud.jpg

Exactly! I almost used cat fud as an example!