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NY Times: In Findings of Fact, Judge Says Microsoft Has a Monopoly

“Releasing his opinion of the facts in the wide-ranging
government antitrust case against software giant Microsoft, a
federal judge on Friday evening said the company’s dominance of the
operating system market constitutes a monopoly.”

Microsoft has demonstrated that it will use its prodigious
market power and immense profits to harm any firm that insists on
pursuing initiatives that could intensify competition against one
of Microsoft’s core products
,” U.S. District Judge Thomas
Penfield Jackson wrote in his findings.”

“The opinion did not specifically identify which antitrust laws
Microsoft might have violated, if any, or say anything about
penalties. But the findings were still a sharp setback for
Microsoft, as Judge Jackson sided with virtually every facet of the
government’s case.”

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