[linux-elitists] Court Rejects msfreepc.com Settlement Claims (fwd from brian-slashdotnews@hyperreal.org)

Eugen Leitl eugen@leitl.org
Sat Jan 10 07:07:52 PST 2004


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From: brian-slashdotnews@hyperreal.org
Date: 9 Jan 2004 23:26:01 -0000
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Subject: Court Rejects msfreepc.com Settlement Claims
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Link: http://slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=04/01/09/1839242
Posted by: michael, on 2004-01-09 22:17:00
Topic: ms, 80 comments

   from the denied dept.
   [1]mr_tommy writes "[2]Neowin has posted a [3]link to a court ruling
   (pdf) on the controversial [4]MSfreepc.com website. The court ruled
   that claims in the Microsoft antitrust settlement made via the site
   were not legitimate, and as such all submissions made through it
   would be rejected. The website, operated by [5]Lindows.com, attempted
   to use the Californian settlement against Microsoft to its own benefit
   by getting users to signup and make a claim. Lindows saw an
   opportunity to capitalise on the ruling by getting Microsoft to pay
   for users to have Lindows software and hardware; undoubtedly too
   bitter a pill for Microsoft to take. Microsoft filed suit against the
   website Michael Robertson, owner of Lindows and a strong
   anti-Microsoft voice, will undoubtedly be disappointed with the
   ruling. The 'legitimate' [6]site for claims is still available."

References

   1. http://www.zeebit.com/
   2. http://www.neowin.net/comments.php?id=16459&category=main
   3. http://download.microsoft.com/download/4/2/5/42507d20-6556-4525-9748-b45723a5f6bc/01-08-04LindowsOrder.pdf
   4. http://www.msfreepc.com/
   5. http://www.lindows.com/
   6. http://www.microsoftcalsettlement.com/

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