|FROM ||Abdele Darius Sabre
|SUBJECT ||Re: [hangout] Richard Schwartz is in charge of New York state's part in the Microsoft anti-trust action.
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From: Abdele Darius Sabre
Subject: Re: [hangout] Richard Schwartz is in charge of New York state's part in the Microsoft anti-trust action.
To: Jay Sulzberger , hangout-at-nylxs.com
Cc: Jay Sulzberger
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Greeting my friend Jay:
I can not see any settlement without a reversal of the
XP release. XP is all MS is interested in. If they
can get away with this last release with new passport
and .NET monopoly thingies, they they have a win. MS
worries about only it's next battle.
I learned this when I used Hotmail.
--- Jay Sulzberger wrote:
> The federal judge today gave the states until
> Tuesday to accept or reject
> the settlement proposed by Microsoft and the United
> States Department of
> Justice. The proposed settlement would allow
> Microsoft and
> Dell/Compaq/HP/IBM/etc. to continue their practice
> of offering only
> Microsoft operating systems on mass market IBM style
> peecees, and further,
> refusing to give refunds in case the buyer does not
> run the Microsoft OS
> already on the hard disk. The settlement, if
> accepted by all parties,
> including the judge, would formally sanction as
> legal this very effective
> blocking of competition at the level of the OS.
> Any settlement that does not guarantee a level
> playing field for all
> operating systems at point of sale of IBM style
> peecees is not a
> settlement at all, but a license for Microsoft and
> to continue to deny most computer buyers any choice
> at all of operating
> Please read the proposed settlement and then write
> to Richard Schwartz.
> Text of proposed settlement:
> Address of Richard Schwartz:
> New Yorker Linux Users Scene
> Fair Use -
> because it's either fair use or useless....
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New Yorker Linux Users Scene
Fair Use -
because it's either fair use or useless....