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M$ is Threatening Korea Again

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Microsoft, the world’s biggest software maker, has renewed its threat to pull the Windows operating system out of Korea, if the ongoing investigation by the nation’s antitrust agency doesn’t turn out to be in its favor.

oo Jae-sung, president of Microsoft Korea, the software giant’s local subsidiary, Wednesday made the remarks during a telephone interview with The Korea Times.

``For now, who can foretell what will happen? But we recognized a tough (anti-Microsoft) stance at the Fair Trade Commission (FTC) and had to report related risks,’’ Yoo said.

``If the FTC urges Microsoft to remove code (bundled applications) from Windows, it would be difficult for us to do business in Korea,’’ he added.

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long march to death

Please threaten America? Pretty please. You can guarantee no Americans will steal your product if you pull out of North America. Do your customers a favor and die already - you don't want a long drawn out march to death, do you?

Seoul doubts Microsoft will pull-out Windows

Microsoft is unlikely to pull its Windows software out of South Korea as a result of an antitrust dispute over instant messenger and Media Player bundling, South Korea’s information and communication minister said on Wednesday.

Korea means too much to Microsoft and Microsoft means too much to Korea for the software giant to make good on its threat, Chin Dae-je told the Financial Times.

“In Korea more than 10m people use Microsoft so I don’t think they will pull out so quickly,” he said. “They have responsibility as a corporate citizen. Korea is serving them very well and they are serving Korean customers very well.”

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