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32BitsOnline: Judgement Day: Microsoft No More

Jun 08, 2000, 22:58 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Clifford Smith)

"The real story is in the first of the two files available at the above link - in the MEMORANDUM AND ORDER. What begins as a perfectly sober judicial document - ostensibly a how-to on what brought the judge to the outcome included in his remedies - the language and pace quickly peels down to barely concealing the sheer contempt the judge has developed for Team Monopoly during this whole proceeding."

"The Judge might not be a computer wizard, but he understands the deluded thought process that occurs in Redmond pretty well... "First, despite the Court's Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law, Microsoft does not yet concede that any of its business practices violated the Sherman Act. Microsoft officials have recently been quoted publicly to the effect that the company has "done nothing wrong" and that it will be vindicated on appeal."

"Someone should tell those folks up there that there are times when you can thumb your nose at a judge, but NOT when you are actively engaged in a trial. Even repeat-offender drunk drivers know that."

"...the Cat is finally out of the bag. Only the willfully stupid can refuse to see it: They are a monopoly, they seem to be incapable of telling the truth or keeping their word, and they will do whatever is necessary to maintain dominance of the market. And to hell with the law. Any Questions?"

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