Christopher Pratt (cpratt) wrote,
Christopher Pratt

This is wrong.

"The draft also contains a provision that would require Microsoft to include Sun Microsystems Inc.'s (NasdaqNM:SUNW - news) Java programming language in its new Windows XP operating system and ensure that its Office software is compatible with other software platforms, the source said."

So nice to see that California (among other states) is wasting my tax money on getting Sun wider distribution of Java. Having worked closely with a primary Sun Java engineer at Netscape in 1999 (on getting their Java plug-in to work with Netscape 6), I'm biased, sure, but come on, what's the point of all this legislation other than to boost Sun's bottom line? This has nothing to do with serving consumers.

And since when exactly is Office part of the antitrust lawsuits?

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