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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.


#44 Re: Re: Re: Advocacy and evangelism made easier!

by AlexBishop <alex@mozillazine.org>

Friday November 2nd, 2001 2:06 PM

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I think you misunderstood me. I already knew about the butterfly ballot problem. I was asking why the US uses voting machines in the first place. Why don't they have the voters place crosses on pieces of paper and count them manually? No problems with pregnant chads then.

Alex