Nine states opposed to the Microsoft (MSFT ) settlement have until Dec. 7 to submit an alternative-remedies proposal. Some ideas being considered:
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The holdout attorneys general will attempt to close potential loopholes in the deal the company reached with the Justice Dept.
To enable other software makers to better integrate their products with Windows, the AGs may try to force Microsoft to provide rivals with more technical data than the settlement calls for
The AGs could try to force Microsoft to sell a version of Windows without some types of software, such as instant messaging and media players