Feeds

Microsoft hopes Sun deal will dazzle EC

Look, even Scott McNealy is being reasonable...

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Website security in corporate America

Microsoft is hoping its deal with Sun will lead to a wider outbreak of peace.

Last week's settlement of its long running legal action with Sun will help Microsoft overturn the judgement from the European Commission, according to senior Microsoft executives quoted in the Financial Times.

The Commission imposed a $603m fine on the software giant as part of an anti-trust settlement. Microsoft is taking its appeal to court in Luxembourg in June. But the EC believes the agreement between Sun and Microsoft will have no effect on its own case.

Sun has long been one of Microsoft's harshest and most vocal critics - Sun CEO Scott McNealy said Bozo the clown could manage Microsoft better than Bill Gates. Sun was a prime mover in getting the EC to take action in the first place. ®

Related stories

EC MS ruling: simply the end of the beginning
Europe wanted to rule over future Windows tech, says MS
Sun welcomes EC Microsoft ruling

Choosing a cloud hosting partner with confidence

More from The Register

next story
'Windows 9' LEAK: Microsoft's playing catchup with Linux
Multiple desktops and live tiles in restored Start button star in new vids
Not appy with your Chromebook? Well now it can run Android apps
Google offers beta of tricky OS-inside-OS tech
New 'Cosmos' browser surfs the net by TXT alone
No data plan? No WiFi? No worries ... except sluggish download speed
SUSE Linux owner Attachmate gobbled by Micro Focus for $2.3bn
Merger will lead to mainframe and COBOL powerhouse
iOS 8 release: WebGL now runs everywhere. Hurrah for 3D graphics!
HTML 5's pretty neat ... when your browser supports it
Greater dev access to iOS 8 will put us AT RISK from HACKERS
Knocking holes in Apple's walled garden could backfire, says securo-chap
NHS grows a NoSQL backbone and rips out its Oracle Spine
Open source? In the government? Ha ha! What, wait ...?
Google extends app refund window to two hours
You now have 120 minutes to finish that game instead of 15
Intel: Hey, enterprises, drop everything and DO HADOOP
Big Data analytics projected to run on more servers than any other app
prev story

Whitepapers

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk
A single remote control platform for user support is be key to providing an efficient helpdesk. Retain full control over the way in which screen and keystroke data is transmitted.
Saudi Petroleum chooses Tegile storage solution
A storage solution that addresses company growth and performance for business-critical applications of caseware archive and search along with other key operational systems.
Security and trust: The backbone of doing business over the internet
Explores the current state of website security and the contributions Symantec is making to help organizations protect critical data and build trust with customers.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.