Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 19th Oct 2007 14:34 UTC, submitted by D. Suse
Legal A group of state attorneys general urged a federal judge on Tuesday to hold Microsoft to a 2002 antitrust settlement another five years so that the company can't stymie embryonic Web 2.0 rivals of its Windows operating system. According to six states - California, Connecticut, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota and Massachusetts - and the District of Columbia, Microsoft could use its Internet Explorer browser as a 'chokepoint' to block moves that might unseat Windows dominant position on the desktop.
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I think it's a snow job:
by Donny_S on Fri 19th Oct 2007 17:45 UTC
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Looks to me like the scared mice running TV/media/politics in California are mostly Bill Gates huggers and NAFTA supporters. The states high level politicians are using this as a way to publicly claim that they support free market competition, truth, justice, and the American way. You won't see any of this free alternative software stuff getting coverage on cable TV networks anytime soon. Everbody knows that media web sites have no compliance with open standards for HTML much less non-MS web 2.0.

The last think Hillary Clinton and the American ruling class system would want is intellectual competition from a million brilliant software developers with superior problem solving skills acting like a democracy.

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