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To: Hodar

>> Now, MSFT is back at the same old game bla bla bla Perhaps MSFT needs to be forcibly broken up &etc &etc &etc

Perhaps *you* need to occupy a chair in front of a Mac. Or a Linux box. Or any of the other half-dozen competing operating systems. Monopoly, my ass.


10 posted on 05/10/2012 9:56:03 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: Nervous Tick
Perhaps *you* need to occupy a chair in front of a Mac. Or a Linux box. Or any of the other half-dozen competing operating systems. Monopoly, my ass.

Just because you are not the sole purveyor of an OS, does not mean you are not a monopoly.

Judge Jackson issued his findings of fact[11] on November 5, 1999, which stated that Microsoft's dominance of the x86 based personal computer operating systems market constituted a monopoly, and that Microsoft had taken actions to crush threats to that monopoly, including Apple, Java, Netscape, Lotus Notes, Real Networks, Linux, and others.

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12 posted on 05/10/2012 10:02:00 AM PDT by Hodar ( Who needs laws; when this FEELS so right?)
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To: Nervous Tick

You don’t have to be exclusive to be a monopoly, current laws call you a monopoly at over 80% of the market. Which Windows the desktop OS is. Of course this is all about their tablet which almost certainly will not be 80% of the market anytime this decade, so for this discussion it really doesn’t matter.


24 posted on 05/10/2012 10:35:57 AM PDT by discostu (I did it 35 minutes ago)
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