October 19, 2007
States ask for continued oversight of Microsoft until 2012
Author: JT Smith
"California, Connecticut, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota and Massachusetts -- and the District of Columbia,[stated that] Microsoft could use its Internet Explorer browser as a 'chokepoint' to block moves that might unseat Windows dominant position on the desktop. 'Microsoft has the ability -- by virtue of IE's dominance and its resulting control of Web standards -- to use the browser as a chokepoint with respect to consumer access to the Internet-centric technologies that currently represent the most promising nascent platform threats to Windows,' the states claimed."