ZDNN: MS reacts coolly to proposed auction of Windows

“Microsoft Corp. reacted coolly to a report that the state
attorneys general intend to ask the software giant to give up
control of the Windows operating system, possibly through an

“In its Sunday edition, the Seattle times said the idea for a
forced auction of Windows licensing rights was one of several
proposals the attorneys general will take to a negotiating session
with Microsoft executives Tuesday.”

“But a Microsoft executive involved in the negotiations said the
states’ plan was a non-starter.”


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