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PC Week: Microsoft opinion touches other cases

“Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson’s searing anti-Microsoft ruling
has delighted those involved in private antitrust litigation
against the software maker — and many are scouring the document
with plans to incorporate it into their case….”

“Meanwhile, Bryan Sparks, founder and president of Caldera Inc.
subsidiary Lineo, thinks the ruling will make it easier to convince
a judge that Microsoft has a monopoly, as his company tries to
prove Microsoft maintained market share through illegal means.”

Judge Jackson had a finding of fact that said they do have
a monopoly,” Sparks said. “If the judge has already done that, it
makes it easier for us.

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