[TriLUG] MS gets smart - strikes deal with universities
Sinner from the Prairy
Sun, 29 Sep 2002 06:29:25 -0400
A Diumenge 29 Setembre 2002 18:12, Matt Matthews va escriure:
> On Sun, Sep 29, 2002 at 05:46:22PM -0400, Jon Carnes wrote:
> > Microsoft has made a deal with University of Nebraska and is
> > looking to extend that to other Universities. The university pays a
> > big lump sum for a licensing contract and then all the students can
> > purchase Microsoft products at Employee prices: WinXP OS for $4.99,
> > Office for $9.99, ...
> Why isn't this considered "dumping" product onto the market at
> abnormally low prices?
What is going to happen? Someone is going to sue them?
I remember some time ago, that some company in the web browsing business
(Nutscope or something like this), tried to sue them for openly
breaking the law, being abcked by some big business and some federal
and state attorneys. The result? None, zero, zilch.
So, with that in mind, what is going to happen to Microsoft just by
using some dumping techniques? Same. Or less.
Sinner, asolutely disenchanted with the effects of justice on big
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