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Re: [vox] MS California Settlement in the news
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Re: [vox] MS California Settlement in the news



For California, wasn't the settlement for a cash certificate for other MS
software, but not actually U.S. Dollars?

Bill Kendrick said:
>
> Few Takers For Microsoft's Settlement Cash
> http://slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=04/04/21/1254220
>
>   According to this article on SiliconValley.com very few claims have
>   been received to claim money from a Microsoft antitrust settlement in
>   California.  Only about 4% of the estimated 14 million eligible
>   California consumers have bothered to file a claim till now.
>   The deadline for filing claims is officially April 28 but is likely to
> be
>   pushed back into May or June.  Either, consumers have found the claims
>   process too confusing, time-consuming and discouraging to keep them
>   from making a claim or they are waiting till the last minute to
>   file(like taxes).  According to the settlement one-third of the
>   unclaimed money will be kept by Microsoft and the rest will be given
>   to Californian schools.
>
> The deadline was already pushed back once.  For those of you who've
> attended LUGOD (or probably other LUG) meetings recently, you might
> have noticed the little mini $100-bills we had out.  This is what they
> were about.
>
> If anyone wants any to hand out to friends before the deadline
> comes up, feel free to contact me privately and you can grab a bunch from
> me.
>
> (Thanks to Paul Miller for putting them together and printing them up!)
>
> -bill!
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