Free Software Sets the Computing Agenda
Posted Jul 20, 2006 19:44 UTC (Thu) by christophe
Parent article: Free Software Sets the Computing Agenda
But big as that number might seem, it is in truth a gnat-bite as far as the Microsoft behemoth is concerned: last year its net income was $12 billion, and it holds cash and short-term investments worth over $39 billion. Against this background, the EU's fine is a little more than an accountancy rounding error.
The fine is not a big concern for Microsoft but what about the penalty payments of 3 million per day? Can Microsoft pay 3 million per day forever? How much Microsoft earns per day from its European business?
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