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SF Gate: One year after Microsoft trial, high-techlandscape shifting

[ Thanks to George
Mitchell
for this link. ]

“It’s enough to raise the question: Can the slow wheels of
justice keep pace in “Internet time,” where four years is roughly
the equivalent of a generation?…”

“U.S. District Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson could announce his
factual findings in the Microsoft trial as early as Friday, the
first step toward a final verdict. That decision also was expected
to serve as a barometer for whether the judge believes the company
broke antitrust laws…”

Microsoft also has noted that some major computer makers
now offer models running Linux software, suggesting the company’s
reputed stranglehold isn’t as tight over the industry as portrayed
by the government.


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