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oconnr microsoft - United States v. Microsoft, 87 F. Supp....

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United States v. Microsoft, 87 F. Supp. 2d 30 was filed against Microsoft on May 18, 1998. The United States Department of Justice along with 20 other states filed consolidated civil actions against Microsoft. The plaintiffs said that Microsoft had abused monopoly power. The main issue in this case was that Microsoft was bundling their internet browser, Internet Explorer, with their operating system by doing this every user who had Windows now had Internet Explorer. Since download, speeds were very slow during this period users would have to go out to the store and purchase Netscape and any other competing browsers users would just use the browser that came with the system. That wasn’t the only complaint, the other complaint was Microsoft was manipulating program interfaces in order to work only with their own browser, Internet Explorer, and not with any other 3 rd party applications. An example of this was if a user put a hyperlink in a Microsoft Word document, it would only open with Internet Explorer. Today is much different and it opens with your default browser. Another complaint against Microsoft was that they threatened OEM manufactures to only equip any computers that they built with Internet Explorer. If they didn’t Microsoft would refuse to let them use the Windows Operating System on their brand of
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This note was uploaded on 04/21/2008 for the course BUS 140 taught by Professor Oconnor during the Spring '08 term at Iona.

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