Forwarded from: Aj Effin Reznor <ajat_private> http://it.asia1.com.sg/newsdaily/news004_20020306.html Business Times 6 Mar 2002 WASHINGTON - Microsoft contends that it will be forced to pull Windows XP off the market and be unable to develop new systems if antitrust sanctions sought by state prosecutors are granted. In court documents released on Monday, Microsoft denied that the proposal was part of a "doomsday defence," but said the remedy sought by the states are a "calculated effort by Microsoft's competitors to inflict maximum commercial injury on the company, without regard to the well-being of the industry or consumers." The states that rejected last year's antitrust settlement accepted by the US Justice Department are to begin their case next week in US District Court here. They are seeking tougher penalties, including a stripped-down version of Windows, which would eliminate Microsoft's advantage of incorporating various items of software, such as Internet browsers and media players, in the operating system. [...] -aj. - ISN is currently hosted by Attrition.org To unsubscribe email majordomoat_private with 'unsubscribe isn' in the BODY of the mail.
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