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If Microsoft Windows Leaves Korea, Linspire Offers to Move In

November 7th, 2005 by Patrick S

Microsoft has told South Korea that if the KFTC (Korean Fair Trade Commission) forces Microsoft to remove code or redesign Windows for the Korean market, it might withdraw Windows from the Korean market. In response, Linspire has offered to license every Korean computer with its Linux operating system.

Microsoft had threatened to remove Windows from Korea because the KFTC has been investigating allegations that Microsoft has (sic) breeched Korean antitrust laws by incorporating services its instant messaging client and media player into Windows

The KFTC is expected to rule on these allegations in late November. A preliminary KFTC is believed to go against Microsoft. If the KFTC upheld such findings, it is expected that it would require Microsoft to unbundle these applications.

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