ABOUT a year ago, Microsoft was sued by a large crowd for selling “junk PCs” after colluding with Intel [1, 2, 3]. Another class action might be on its way as a lawsuit has just been filed
[PDF] with intentions of turning itself into class action, as well.
Here is some coverage from around the Web:
- Microsoft Sued Over Vista-To-XP Downgrade Fees
- Woman Sues Microsoft Over XP Downgrade Charge
- Woman sues Microsoft over Vista to XP ‘downgrade’ fee
She’s seeking class action status for her complaint.
The suit also alleges that Microsoft used its monopoly power for Intel-based computers “to coerce OEMs, internet access providers
and others into agreeing to restrictive and anti-competitive licensing terms for its Windows XP operating system in order to stifle competition in the market.”
This will probably receive a lot more coverage in weeks/months to come. █