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Your term - potentially illegal - It appears that after this kangaroo court, nobody is convinced that MS used illegal
practices.


Just about all people who are technically literate and not dependant on Microsoft consider that the court case was NOT a Kangaroo court but a place where some pretty damning evidence of MSFT's illegal activity was presented. On the evidence (emails, depositions, witness quesions...) for someone to NOT rule that MSFT was illegally aggressive in its tactics against potential threats would be incredible.

While I don't agree with the remedy I absolutely agree with the finding of Fact and finding of Law. This is a classic case of a monopoly blatently disregarding the interests of anyone else, the law, and just about everything.

I have never owned MSFT mostly because I could never bring myself to buy a company with such a cavalier regard for the rights of others.

Some excellent commentary on the trial can be found at http://www.pbs.org/cringely/index.html and http://www.zdnet.com/zdnn/ - in the later look for past articles by Mary Jo Foley in particular.

DD
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