Economic experts duel at Microsoft trial

“Two economics experts disagreed Monday whether Microsoft Corp.
holds monopoly power and used it illegally to destroy competition
from Netscape Communications Corp.”

” The two Massachusetts Institute of Technology professors are
the lead economic witnesses at the Microsoft antitrust trial — one
for Microsoft and the other for the Justice Department.”

“Schmalansee also talked about the potential of such rivals as
the little-known Linux operating system. Fisher dismissed the idea
that Linux and other small-time systems might steal Microsoft’s
market as ‘a joke.’

“Fisher was expected to complete his testimony Tuesday and
Schmalansee’s cross-examination by the government should begin

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