> This is your competition and > it's a no-holds-barred fight, now that the DOJ has caved. > > http://scriptingnews.userland.com/backissues/2001/12/19#microsoftsNextMoves JT If anyone wants to continue this, how about moving it over to non-tech from midrange-L? You repeated the oft stated view that because DoJ gave in to Microsoft, that it is all over, while other articles, like my recent passing on of major headlines in this week's eWeek, paint a somewhat different view. There is the Tunny process where any setttlement needs public comment period before it is finalized & as part of that process there were Congressional hearings in which Congress critters called for much more severe sanctions against Microsoft than anything DoJ ever suggested. There were a bunch of US states in the anti-trust action against Microsoft. It was not just Federal DoJ. Nine of those US states did not agree to the DoJ settlement & they are continuing their battle. So long as the parties in power remain so, those states stand firm at least until their next elections. The Europeans also have legal action pending against Microsoft & even though DoJ caved in, the US court process did in fact declare Microsoft to be an illegal monopoly conducting illegal practices against its competition & this declaration has strengthened the European case against Microsoft. There is also a private class action suit against Microsoft & I have seen practically no coverage of this in the media. MacWheel99@aol.com (Alister Wm Macintyre) (Al Mac)
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