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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.


#22 Re: Advocacy and evangelism made easier!

by AlexBishop <alex@mozillazine.org>

Thursday November 1st, 2001 6:27 PM

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"Add to that heavily poor and democratic counties were the ones using antiquated voting machines"

What is it with these voting machines? What's wrong with putting little crosses on pieces of paper, eh?

Alex