New Mexico threw in the towel on the antitrust case against Microsoft. They sold out cheaply, too — Microsoft just paid their attorneys fees. Never mind what I said about Microsoft’s announcement that they wouldn’t smack down OEMs for messing with the browser, New Mexico’s attorney general cited that announcement as one of the reasons that they settled. (I don’t believe that she actually means it, it just gives her some cover to get out of the lawsuit. I imagine Microsoft made the announcement so that parties who wanted to settle could act like they won something and move on.)