Friday, August 31, 2007

Microsoft | Reports clash on Microsoft's antitrust settlement | Seattle Times Newspaper

I suspect all parties will want to resolve this before January, 2009... 

"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," said the report, filed Thursday.

Windows ran 93 percent of PCs in 1991 and 92 percent in 2006 (after declining from 96 percent in 2005), according to IDC figures cited by the California group.

The Department of Justice has a dramatically different view of the outcome of five years of judicial oversight.

"[C]ompetition and consumers have benefited from the final judgments entered because of the Department's antitrust enforcement efforts against Microsoft," the DOJ said in a news release issued Thursday in conjunction with a report it filed on behalf of itself and another group of states.

Microsoft | Reports clash on Microsoft's antitrust settlement | Seattle Times Newspaper

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