Full Article Attached Microsoft Violated Sherman Antitrust Act

Monday April 3rd, 2000

In his ruling today, Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson found Microsoft in violation of the Sherman Antritrust Act, stating that "The Court concludes that Microsoft maintained its monopoly power by anticompetitive means and attempted to monopolize the Web browser market".

Microsoft's problem was that they had lost all credibility with the judge, and thus he had no option but to side with the facts presented by the government.

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#10 Bad analogy

by pulp

Monday April 3rd, 2000 7:13 PM

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>What would have happened if my car manufacturer wouldn't sell wheels with the car, but told me to go to a wheel manufacturer?

I think that your other points are good but the car analogy isn't a good one. To the best of my knowledge, cars have always had wheels and all cars require wheels to work.

OS's only recently have had browsers integrated into them and all OS's do not require browsers to work.