Microsoft and Federal Government Reach Tentative Settlement
Wednesday October 31st, 2001
MSNBC is reporting that Microsoft has reached a tentative settlement with the Federal Government. The deal calls for a 5 year consent decree that forces Microsoft to release Windows without a variety of currently bundled programs like Internet Explorer, MSN Messenger, and Windows Media Player.
As you may know, the US Government has had consent decrees before, and Microsoft has completely ignored them, we feel. As in the past, we expect the version of Windows without the bundled packages to be almost identical in price to the current version of Windows. The last major question remaining is whether the State Attorneys General agree with the deal. We hope they do not, and push for much harsher punishment.
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Thursday November 1st, 2001 5:38 PM
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No kidding... you forgot to mention a very "tiny" factua detail ..the famous butterfly ballot that disenfranshised thousands of people who mistankenly vote for Buchannan thinking they had voted for Gore. Bucanna got more votes in that county, and in a very statistically significant way, that cannot be explained by any othe means. Add to that heavily poor and democratic counties were the ones using antiquated voting machines
I guess we will have to live wirh an illegitimate government that cater to the rich the powerful and corporate abusers and polluters for the next 3 1/2 years.