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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#25 Re: Wrong

by jim

Monday April 3rd, 2000 11:20 PM

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Linux people don't complain in respect to bundling of software (e.g. Apache) for two reasons.

1. Software like Apache typically can be uninstalled. With RPM this is a snap.

2. Linux itself is not a company in itself. Since bundling occurs further downstream it isn't a probem. By this I mean there is choice (which distribution you choose to run).

I believe this is important since IE can be difficult to uninstall with Windows.

Also downstream solution sellers like Compaq are pressured by Microsoft to not alter Windows.

These two issues make a world of difference I believe.