November 26, 2001
Latest Microsoft 'remedy' needs its own cure
Author: JT Smith
Kelly McNeill writes: "Although Microsoft claims its private antitrust settlement will provide $1.1 billion to more than 12,500 of the poorest schools in the U.S. over the next five years, that's not exactly the case. The money is not given in cash, but instead must be used to purchase refurbished computers, technical support, teacher training as well as and -- here's the kicker -- Microsoft software. If you were not appalled by the proposed settlement between the Department of Justice and Microsoft, you have to be appalled by this deal."