I did a little Google search with the words california case against microsoft in an attempt to find out why our estimable Department of Justice (CA’s that is) is keeping after Microsoft via the DOJ case. I got lots of hits, but none for the DOJ site itself. So I went to the site and searched just for microsoft and got quite a few hits, mostly press releases, but no solid facts as to what the litigants hope to accomplish other than some ‘solution’ never really specified.
There’s so much written about the case, I think the original reason for bringing suit has blurred and the litigants are only after a smack down, i.e., punishment.
What I’d like to know is how am I going to benefit. I use Windows 98 and it works for me, If I’d get even a $20 or $30 check back from the DOJ/Microsoft/California DOJ, I’d be happy, but I doubt if any person will benefit, actually I doubt if ANYONE will benefit other than the trial lawyers.
Personally, I think it’s a waste of time and money and will benefit only Microsoft’s competitors. YMMV
Pretty cool to get the government (read taxpayers) to put your main competitor outa biz. :eek: