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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#4 Re: Really?

by unapersson

Monday April 3rd, 2000 4:40 PM

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That may be true as far as web developers are concerned, but as far as the average user was concerned they were just as good as one another. The average user didn't go, "oh, netscape 4 has inferior CSS support, I'm switching to IE". Instead they were pushed onto IE by its inclusion in the OS.