Look at item C in my post ???
Then we agree!
C. Nobody was interested in joining on the side of the government while the appeals process was beginning and thus opening themselves to all out war with a computer super power.
the real problem would be to convince the computer manufacturers (Compaq, Dell, HP, etc.) to preload their OS over MS's. Any manufacturer who did would instantly be on MS's bad side - and you know what happens to companies that MS doesn't like: /me switches to Dr. Evil voice and places his pinky next to his mouth Companies Die!!!!