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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.


#43 Re: Switch to w2k

by WillyWonka

Tuesday April 4th, 2000 10:49 AM

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HAHAHA Thats a good one.

I run win2k at work. Its SSSLLLLOOOOWWW. I have had people walk up to my machine and asked me why it was displaying windows so slowly. I told them I just upgraded to win2k from nt4. (They weren't surprised)

BTW Mozilla does run on the win2k machine.

I gave win2k to a friend (after all its free software) and he did a fresh install... he says its much faster than nt 4... but then again he doesn't have to reboot into 98 every time he plays a game now.

The thing that really annoys me about w2k is the 3! progress meters as its loading. You have the text based progress bar when windows is first loading dos You have the graphical one at 640x480 (similar to 98) then when the mouse cursor finally pops up you get another one similar to the barber pole in the mac version of Nav4 (or mozilla) Then you get the login screen...

One of the funny things is my computer at work is called THATCOMPUTER when I installed win2k and dropped down the domains combo-box I get this:

Domain 1

Domain 2

THATCOMPUTER (This computer)

hehe... It happened by accident too!