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Re: California's report of Microsoft "remedy"

____/ Linonut on Sunday 02 September 2007 17:01 : \____

> http://blog.seattlepi.nwsource.com/microsoft/library/califreportfinal.pdf
>    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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