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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#34 Re: Re: NS got beat fairly?

by nrosier

Tuesday April 4th, 2000 2:52 AM

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> Ok, my car analogy was flawed, take > this one: > 10 (or something) years ago, the > Compact Disk players were a novelty. > After some years though, every stereo > set you buy has one. How *essential* > something is, is determined by how it > is *used*. 5 years ago, a internet > browser wasn't essential. It is now.

Stop trying to find an analogy... this one sucks too. I still can buy a stereo without CD-player, buy another CD-player and connect it to the stereo and listen to all the music I want to. And even if the stereo already came with a CD, I could remove it and replace it with one of another company. (I'm talking about a stereo, not one of those cheap, all-in-one pieces of junk). And whatever stereo I decide to buy, I still can listen to all of the music I want to. With some exceptions, you can only run M$ crapware on a M$ OS.