lucid dreamer wrote:I was wondering, with MSFT getting the shaft from the government for being a monopoly, can someone explain to me how Gorillas are able to dominate their market yet avoid the "monopoly" stigma?simple...it is not illegal to be a monopoly...it is illegal to leverage a monopoly in one market space, oh, hypothetically, lets say, umm, desktop operating systems -- then leverage that monopoly into other markets like, oh, say, office productivity suites, back office suites, servers, web browers, media streaming, on-line data/news content, etc.What is the difference between being the standard of an industry (which keeps competitors at bay) which a gorilla should be, and unfair monopoly practices?therefore, it is not the market dominance of the gorilla that is being hunted by the mighty doj. it is the aberrant behaviour of a gorilla that leveraged a 95% market share in one market space into a large/monopolistic position in another market space.iow, msft is not being persecuted by the government because it is a monopoly... it is being persecuted because it unfairly leveraged the monopoly of one product space to acquire a market advantage in another market space. that is the crux of the sherman anti-trust act. bes
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