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NY Times: A Clear-Cut Finding in Blunt Language

Nov 06, 1999, 16:32 (2 Talkback[s])

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"In findings of fact that echo almost every one of the Government's accusations in its sweeping antitrust suit against the big software maker, Judge Jackson has concluded that Microsoft is a monopolist that time and again bullied other companies in the computer industry, harming consumers and hindering innovation...."

"At times, Judge Jackson used carefully calibrated legal prose, but at the end of his findings he shifted to uncommonly blunt language."

"Microsoft's actions, he said, conveyed the message that the company would use "its prodigious market power and immense profits to harm any firm" that chooses to compete with the company's mainstay products -- especially its corporate crown jewel, the Windows operating system, which acts as the equivalent of the central nervous system in more than 85 percent of personal computers sold today."

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