Microsoft, the Redmond giant, has lost the appeal against South Korea’s antitrust regulator.
Microsoft has been fined in February with $34 million because it abused its dominant market position in South Korea by tying Media Player and Messenger to Windows.
This way, other competitors were left outside because now the people were having the same type of program from Microsoft so they couldnt sell their own programs.
So, Microsoft made an appeal because they considered that they did nothing wrong.
But their appeal was rejected and now they have one more choice: to make an appeal at the Seoul High Court. Until that time, Microsoft will be forced to come up with two separate versions of Windows that will have to be free of Windows Messenger and Windows Media Player.
Starting 24th August, the Koreans will have a new version of Windows.