__/ [ nessuno@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx ] on Thursday 30 March 2006 01:36 \__
> B Gruff wrote:
>> Is this some sort of joke?
>> A fine of $350,000,000 paid in Microsoft VOUCHERS?
>> Did you Americans never pass any anti-truck laws?
>> Don't you oblige people to pay in "coin of the realm"?
>> Do you really do your transactions in Green Shield Stamps, cigarette cards
>> and Microsoft vouchers?
>> $350M in $12 vouchers????
>> ...as baa-lamb would say....... LOL!
> I agree, it's disgusting. California got some deal with Microsoft
> where they paid for past crimes with vouchers. You had to prove you
> had spent money on Microsoft products in a certain time frame to get
> something back. It was maybe $100 as I recall. I had certainly paid
> Microsoft, having bought several computers from Dell with Windows
> preinstalled, but I couldn't find the purchase orders and it was too
> much hassle.
They did the exact same thing to settle with IBM. It would be insulting to
accept vouchers for the same pile of s**t that had this anti-trust commence.
The fight here is over the fact that Microsoft maintain a monopoly. By
offering Microsoft vouchers, they only *sustain* this monopoly. It's the
analogy of stabbing a man's open sore. Disgraceful!
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