Nee ik ben niet gek , Microsoft wil niet in stukjes gehakt worden en heeft daarom een stapeltje maatregelen bedacht die dat moeten gaan voorkomen. Ze hebben onder andere bedacht dat de broncode van Windows beschikbaar moet zijn voor ieder software bedrijf en dat programma's de windows desktop mogen veranderen:
Under the proposal, Microsoft would be required to provide open, timely and complete access to the parts of the Windows operating system code used by independent software companies to design their software applications to run on Windows.
This is meant to address the judge’s findings that Microsoft used access to the applications programming interfaces in a discriminatory fashion.
To address the judge’s finding that Microsoft broke the law by tying the Internet browser to the Windows operating system, Microsoft intends to propose offering a version of Windows that “hides” access to the browser in the operating system. Microsoft contends that the two products now are fully integrated and cannot be separated.
And under the proposal, computer makers would be permitted to make alterations to the Windows operating system’s “desktop,” the area of the computer screen that is seen when programs are not running. This is meant to address the judge’s findings that contracts with computer makers prevented certain modifications that would have allowed companies such as International Business Machines Corp. and Compaq Computer Corp. to feature and promote software products that competed with Windows on their personal computers.