I want that code !

By Gunner
Feb 16, 2002
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  1. Impressions ?

    Judge: Microsoft must give states Windows code
    Posted Saturday 16 February @ 23:28:16 Category: Microsoft [Comments?]

    Thanks Atreyu. WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- Microsoft 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.

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    This came from NTCompatible.com
  2. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,916   +9

    First impression after reading that was:
    How is it possible that M$ couldn't offer a simpler version of Window$, without IE, when one individual did it (98lite)?
    It'll take a long time before end users see a change, I think.
  3. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 Newcomer, in training Posts: 6,504

    Somehow methinks it will just be software companies that will wind up with the code, just so they can use it to ensure that their products work better with Windows.

    It would be nice to think that the ordinary joe would get the code, and so be able to modify it and compile windows yourself. But methinks that will not happen, sadly.
  4. uncleel

    uncleel Newcomer, in training Posts: 1,145

    Agree w/ Phantasm. Legally M$ cannot be forced to give up it's "intellectual property," despite a Federal Judge's ruling. But some deal will be made w/ software developers to settle this case.
  5. Gunner

    Gunner Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    "Got News?
    You can contribute with 3DS' daily news feed here, you may even get posted on the frontpage."


    Well looks like this didn't work did it. I suppose your getting better as the story was only a day late when you slapped it on your front page...... I thought you guys were IMPROVING ? Quess someone just needed a 'by line' for your mighty advertisers....:mad:
  6. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 Newcomer, in training Posts: 6,504

    You have failed me for the last time, Admiral....

    Sorry....?? You've lost me...
  7. TS | Thomas

    TS | Thomas Newcomer, in training Posts: 1,327

    Hi,
    I actually got that story in an email from CptSiskoX of http://xteq.com, though as I'd credited him earlier on for something else I felt once was enough.
    Myself I don't really check this forum section too often given... time restraints.
  8. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Posts: 6,443   +268

    In the other hand I do, when I see something news worthy I get it posted and credited to whoever posted it on the forums.
  9. uncleel

    uncleel Newcomer, in training Posts: 1,145

    Reuters: Sat. 16 Feb. 23:28:16

    What? You thought posting a Reuters byline w/o the url would get you on homepage?

    2/16/02 @ 23:28:16 = 11:28PM
    Besides you must consider the Time Zone difference.
    Sunday, February 17 2002 News

    We all read the news but there's nothing unique about this piece. ho-hum :zzz: like watch curling. :zzz:
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