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Re: [vox] Windows versions

It's my understanding that the judge no longer has the option of splitting the
company.  Unfortunatly this was thrown out as a possible solution by the
appeals court.  I do think she will do something meaningful, and Microsoft no
doubt see's this coming as well, as they are stockpiling money...
    Whatever the outcome it will be interesting for future Anti-Trust
litigation, and whether Microsoft finds itself in court again in the future
over similar abuses....
    I'm not a lawyer, but if we compare the transgressions of Microsoft
and the actions the led to the break up of AT&T, I can only wonder what it
takes to now be punished for being a monopoly....


> > On Thursday
09 May 2002 14:04, nbs
wrote: > > Did you know that all versions of Windows are, in fact, completely
> > identical?  (95, 98, ME, 2000, NT, XP, etc.)
> >
> > How do I know this?  Because Microsoft said so!
> >
> >   "...it would be technically impossible to offer multiple versions of
> >   Windows and would create havoc for consumers and the computer industry."
> Well they are partly correct, that it creates havoc.  Showing
> that MS doesn't care about consumers or the industry.
> I cannot imagine at this point that the judge gives their
> statements any credibility at all.  The obvious ruling is to
> split the company in two, just as Judge Jackson ordered.
> I hope she has the cojones to do the right thing.
> -- Rod
>    http://www.sunsetsystems.com/
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