When will the persecution of MS *end*?!
joehill-rieW9WUcm8FFJ04o6PK0Fg at public.gmane.org
Fri Dec 19 04:42:45 UTC 2003
On Thu, 18 Dec 2003 23:10:45 -0500
William Park <opengeometry-FFYn/CNdgSA at public.gmane.org> wrote:
> Cry babies... RealNetworks lost out in competition.
Oh, William, yer so cute.
>From all the available evidence, "Microsoft" and "competition" have never met,
though, strangely enough, MS likes to proclaim its dedication to this concept
whenever someone threatens its monopoly ;-)
Seriously, though, when did Real have a *chance* to compete? They don't have the
opportunity to bundle their software with an OS, as MS does (despite the fact
they've been told *not* to do this for several years now).
IANAL, but the legal precedent is certainly there. The EU, the US DOJ, and
several US states have all declared MS an illegal monopoly. Real is losing
because it was impossible to compete, not because they were ineffective at doing
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