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NY Times: A Clear-Cut Finding in Blunt Language

“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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