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CNET Judge calls Microsoft a "monopoly"

Nov 06, 1999, 00:00 (11 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe Wilcox)

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"A federal judge has determined that Microsoft holds a monopoly in computer operating systems, criticizing the company in an unusually decisive statement that could signal the outcome of the landmark antitrust case."

"The 200-page-plus ruling, called a "finding of fact," was not a verdict. But the widely anticipated statement appeared to indicate that U.S. District Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson is leaning heavily in favor of the Justice Department (DOJ) prosecutors arguing against the software giant."

"Microsoft enjoys so much power in the market for Intel-compatible PC operating systems that if it wished to exercise this power solely in terms of price, it could charge a price for Windows substantially above that which could be charged in a competitive market," Jackson wrote."

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