"Microsoft must reveal Windows code", says Judge.

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  1. gocyrus macrumors newbie

    Sep 4, 2001
    Microsoft Corp. will have to supply the computer code for its Windows program to a group of states seeking stiffer antitrust sanctions against the software giant, a federal judge ruled Friday, February 15, 2000.

    Nine state attorneys general had argued that they needed to see the Windows source code in order to verify Microsoft's claim it could not offer a simpler version of the Windows personal computer operating system, stripped of features like the Internet Explorer browser.

    "It seems to me that if your side has access to it, then the other side, frankly, should have access to it," U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly told Microsoft's lawyers in a conference call with attorneys from both sides.


    Wow, haven't we had enough of this?

    Microsoft is just plain smarter than the other computer companies. Apple and the other computer companies had their chance for greatness in the 80's. But, they just blew it with their closed, proprietary computer business/technology model.

    Please note, this litigation all started just because Microsoft added Internet Explorer to Windows back in 1995. They are suing for a company just adding 100,000 lines of code? The government has wasted tens of millions of our tax money on this bogus lawsuit just so a few ambitious District Attorneys can get a good reference on their resume'. That tax money should of been better spent educating or feeding starving children.

    The bad thing about a monopoly, consumers are hurt by high prices. However, not one person has sued because of the price of Windows. Shoot, you can get Windows XP with a new 1GZ $499 eMachine PC. If anything, prices have come way down since the first real PC in 1982. The only thing high priced about Windows is their Server software. But the goverment didn't even sue about that.

    If the government should sue anybody, it should be these computer companies that were too greedy, stupid, lazy, and just plain dropped the ball in the 1980's. If not the government, the shareholders should these CEO's and Board of Directors for being so incompetent.

  2. arn macrumors god


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    Apr 9, 2001
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