Microsoft and Anti-Trust in the US Term Paper by Master Researcher

Microsoft and Anti-Trust in the US
A review of the recent anti-trust case against Microsoft.
# 39365 | 1,400 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on Oct 08, 2003 in Business (Law) , Business (Companies)


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Description:

The paper outlines the anti-trust case against Microsoft and explains that Microsoft made it impossible to operate their Windows operating system without also having purchased and installed their Internet browser. The paper highlights the four key components of the proposed settlement between the federal government and Microsoft and discusses the serious problems with the deal. The paper looks at various criticisms of the current agreement but notes that even with a stronger agreement, Microsoft might still maintain its significant predominance in the realm of office productivity software.

Outline:
Introduction
Criticisms of the Deal

From the Paper:

"The recent US federal case against Microsoft was a classic illustration of anti-trust legislation. Briefly, Microsoft made it impossible to operate their Windows operating system without also having purchased and installed their Internet browser. Their was no technological justification for this link it was only a marketing ploy. It has been suggested that Windows 95 is actually better than Windows 98 with the only significant change being that 95 will run with Explorer uninstalled but 98 will not.
"With their predominance in the operating system market they 'piggybacked' their browser into a similarly dominant position, coincidentally undermining the better product, Netscape Navigator, offered by a smaller, upstart company that had previously, briefly dominated the market. Simply put, and internal Microsoft documents clearly bear this out, Microsoft tried to use its dominant market position in one sector to promote a product in another sector and to eliminate a competitor. Microsoft and the Department of Justice agreed to a settlement in late 2001."

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