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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.


#33 Re: Ok for others to give away stuff, but not MS?

by RvR <mozillazine@mozillazine-fr.org>

Tuesday April 4th, 2000 2:41 AM

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heh, are you kidding ?!!

> What gets me is that there is no whining > that Apache pretty much destroyed > Netscape's revenue stream on the high end > (servers/business clients),

Apache is NOT a product ! it's not sold by a company, it's made by a community of developers, so why would they whine against their own common work !?!

> and Apache is > effectively bunded with a free OS (Linux, > *BSD)

anyone can and is allowed to bundle Apache with its OS, even MS could ship Win32 with Apache. can I bundle IE with Linux or BeOS or whatever ? NO. I'm sorry, but your comparison is ridiculous...