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Date:      Fri, 12 Nov 1999 09:07:00 -0700
From:      Brett Glass <brett@lariat.org>
To:        Jamie Bowden <ragnar@sysabend.org>, David Schwartz <davids@webmaster.com>
Cc:        angussf@geoapps.com, freebsd-chat@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   RE: Judge: "Gates Was Main Culprit"
Message-ID:  <4.2.0.58.19991112090314.045a1a30@localhost>
In-Reply-To: <Pine.BSF.4.10.9911120610490.11475-100000@moo.sysabend.org>
References:  <000001bf2cd1$0f989c70$021d85d1@youwant.to>

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At 06:24 AM 11/12/1999 -0800, Jamie Bowden wrote:

>On Thu, 11 Nov 1999, David Schwartz wrote:
>
>:
>:> So?  Most software companies aren't an OS monopoly using that position to
>:> force their non OS products down the throats of the world.
>:
>:       Yes, Microsoft is a monpoly in the Alice-in-Wonderland world where Netscape
>:Navigator competes with Windows but Macintoshes don't.
>
>Reread the findings.  Netscape does not compete with Windows, Netscape
>attempted to compete with IE, 

This is not what the findings say. Judge Jackson says -- and he's correct -- that
Netscape enabled the production of cross-platform software, thus threatening
Microsoft's Windows monopoly.

>You're high.  It doesn't matter if there are other accompanying reasons.
>Abuse of power is abuse of power.

True.

Jackson has also pointed out that Microsoft attempted to manipulate PC manufacturers
and their markets by charging them different prices. This is a blatant violation of
the Robinson-Patman act and could trigger serious penalties.

--Brett Glass



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