September 8, 2003
Be-MS Settlement Puts The Thumb Back On PC OEMs
Kelly McNeill writes "Should Be Inc. Settle with Microsoft or should it hold out and wait for Massachusetts attorney general Tom Reilly to press for a fair settlement or penalty for the software giant? Assuming Massachusetts is sucessful, Be's task of being reinbursed for losses would be much easier. If Be settles, Microsoft would not have to admit wrongdoing. This means that Microsoft would be given a proverbial license to pressure PC OEMs to not install alternatives to Windows."