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Seattle Times: Ruling could haunt for years

“The ruling yesterday in the historic Microsoft antitrust trial
is only the first of two, but there’s a possibility it could haunt
the software giant for years to come.”

“Some legal experts say Microsoft faces the risk that the ruling
could prompt dozens of private lawsuits and even propel ongoing
lawsuits filed by such rivals as Caldera and Blue Mountain
Arts….”

To win its case, Caldera needs to prove that Microsoft had
monopoly power in the operating-system business from 1990 forward.
Jackson seemed to suggest that Microsoft’s monopoly reaches that
far back, writing that “every year for the last decade” Microsoft’s
operating system market share topped 90 percent.


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