A California judge on Friday gave preliminary approval to a landmark settlement under which Microsoft will pay $1.1 billion to settle a class-action suit that claimed it overcharged consumers for Windows.


Hey, California, you’re overcharging people on taxes — where is their settlement?
Microsoft comments:

“Microsoft has offered great products at competitive prices and we believe we would have prevailed in this case,” a Microsoft spokesman said in an e-mail message to reporters. “However, we were committed to resolving this matter. This settlement further demonstrates Microsoft’s continued efforts to put these conflicts behind us and to focus on the future.”

So, theft is wrong in theory, but if we capitulate to crooks this time, they’ll leave us alone, right? Right?

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