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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.

Click here to read an excerpt at ABCNews.com.

Here's a link to the ruling. Click "Full Article" below for some of our own excerpts. More to come, as we go over the ruling in more detail.


#23 Re: Bad analogy

by ttielkes <t.r.tiekes@zap.a2000.nl>

Monday April 3rd, 2000 10:45 PM

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Ok. I agree the "car&wheels" is a bad analogy.

But it won't be in a few years. People will grow up using browsers and the internet. I think in a decade the term "browser" will be forgotten.

Look around you at the profound changes the internet brings.

People that have never used a computer before now order books on the web. Take a minute to think about that.

Microsoft can't control the internet and they can't control the shift in the general computing model that it is bringing.

But putting a browser in their OS is the most natural thing in the world.

I highly recommend all mozillazine readers to take a look at this short, but insightfull, piece written by Dave Winer of Userland Software: <http://davenet.userland.c…999/11/06/theAncientGeeks>