Microsoft: Fined €9 million

Microsoft fined US$11.9 million. The fine, imposed by the German competition authority, the BundesKartellamt, came about after the body determined that Microsoft had illegally fixed prices with retailers for the Office Home and Student 2007 software suite. The product in question was heavily advertised in the autumn of 2008 in stationary retail outlets,” said theContinue reading

Happy for Microsoft

Have you ever seen Microsoft churning out so many fixes and new versions of classic products such as Office, Windows, and Internet Exploder? No! Because of the fact that they are finally facing serious competition in the marketplace after decades of monopoly abuse, they are finally buckling their shoes and putting out some impressive software.

who contributes to linux?

This is the largest distributed software development project in the world. Since 2005, the number of active kernel developers has tripled, reflecting the rowing importance of Linux in the embedded systems, server, and desktop markets. Between 70 and 95 percent of those developers are being paid for their work, dispelling the “hobbyist” myth present fromContinue reading