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Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by steve, Jun 9, 2004.

  1. steve

    Allistar Guest

    Irrelevant is more like it.

    Patrick, do me a favour. Do a search in google for "microsoft monopoly
    convicted abuse" And then tell me this company was no convicted fro abusing
    a monopoly.

    Allistar, Jun 26, 2004
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  2. steve

    Allistar Guest

    Of course, you are right. Maintaining a monopoly position is not illegal.
    Abusing that monopoly position in an anti-competitive way is (depending on
    the circumstances I suppose).


    P.S. Why the top post?
    Allistar, Jun 26, 2004
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  3. steve

    Max Burke Guest

    Allistar scribbled:

    Give it a F******G rest Allistar.....
    Max Burke, Jun 26, 2004
  4. That just because some site says it doesn't mean they are right. The
    facts are that as long as competition exists, a monopoly does not exist.
    "An extremely large market share" != "monopoly".

    The Wikipedia site states "Microsoft was convicted of abusing its
    monopoly power" - Note the subtle distinction. MS had an intention of
    gaining a monopoly, but it didn't actually have one at the time of the
    Patrick Dunford, Jun 26, 2004
  5. steve

    Terry Bowden Guest

    I find it time-consuming when I am reading a reply to a post, to have to scroll
    down past all of the previous material in a thread to see what is new. I also
    wonder why more people do not do the same, and post at the top instead of the

    I also think it is tidier to remove those parts of the message to which I am
    replying which are not relevant. As shown in this example.

    That is how the US antitrust legislation works, and that is how it was
    implemented in the 1999 ruling against Microsoft.
    Neither the US government nor the NZ government can not pass a law against being
    a monopoly without then having to prosecute itself. A country can have only one
    Terry Bowden, Jun 26, 2004
  6. steve

    theseus Guest

    Please yourself <plonk>
    theseus, Jun 27, 2004
  7. steve

    Allistar Guest

    Many (many!) sites, some in the US justice department even, say that
    Microsoft was convicted of abusing it's monopoly position and you STILL say
    that they were not a monopoly?

    <sigh> I give up.

    Allistar, Jun 27, 2004
  8. steve

    Allistar Guest

    I think I will.
    Allistar, Jun 27, 2004
  9. steve

    Divine Guest

    The standard email and Usenet protocol is to post BELOW the text to which
    you are replying. The reason why so many people actually do post at
    the top and do not trim the previous message is because most persons use a
    defective email client which encourages such sloppy behaviour.

    .... and to only quote sufficient parts of the previous message to enable
    one's reply to make sense without having to re-read the original message.

    Divine, Jun 27, 2004
  10. Put another record on
    Patrick Dunford, Jun 28, 2004
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