____/ Linonut on Sunday 02 September 2007 17:01 : \____
> At this writing, there is little reason to believe that the consent
> decree that the government negotiated with Microsoft will achieve any
> of these goals. If so, the Microsoft case may prove to be one of the
> great debacles in the history of public antitrust enforcement,
> snatching defeat from the jaws of victory.
> . . .
> Whether or not one agrees with these stark conclusions, the Final
> Judgment clearly has had little or no discernible impact in the
> marketplace as measured by the most commonly used metric -- market
> shares. In the market at the heart of the case -- Intel-compatible
> PC operating systems -- Microsoft's share has remained persistently
> high at supra-monopoly levels.
> Microsoft -- the supra monopoly.
> Pertinent in that regard is Professor Hovenkamp's observation: By
> the time each round of the Microsoft litigation had produced a
> "cure,", the victim was already dead.
> So much material, so little time.
Mr. Bush: we won the war in Iraq.
DoJ: Microsoft is no longer a monopoly.
~~ Best of wishes
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