New Poll Request

Saturday February 27th, 1999

A new PCWeek article states that many antitrust specialists are now believing that the government will not only win its case against Microsoft, but withstand an appeal as well. What will the remedy be?

Our next poll will be "If you needed to propose a remedy at the end of the Microsoft trial, it would be to ______." This time, however, we're doing the poll a little differently.

We'd like you to submit to us possible answers to the remedy question. We'll take our favorite responses, and use ten of them in the poll. If they require extra explanation, we'll do a little news piece to accompany the poll that explains the choices in detail.

So, for now, what we need from you is this: Send email to with your possible remedy for Microsoft's antitrust violations. It should contain a title, _as short as possible_, that describes the remedy (so it fits in the poll space). It should be followed by a short description of the remedy for clarity.

Your remedy can be as useful or as silly as you like. No rules. If you propose castrating Bill Gates in a public display, it might be illegal, but it may be intriguing enough to make it into the poll.

#29 Suggestions of J. Maynard Gelinas

by pohl <>

Wednesday March 3rd, 1999 12:09 PM

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Those are the most reasonable suggestions that I've heard so far. Although there's a mischievous part of me that would love to see MS have to open their source code, the rest of me knows that this would be an extremely bad idea. If they were forced to open their source, Windows would become a permanent fixture in computing. I would rather that it fade into obscurity: a slow, horrible death.