Re: POL: Reaction to Microsoft Ruling

From: Michael S. Lorrey (
Date: Wed Apr 12 2000 - 10:09:23 MDT

Coyote wrote:

> If You will entertain the idea that people in the role of customers have
> free choice making (thats another issue), I't seems to me M$ has a so
> called monopoly by consent, in the simplisity that "if you dont want it,
> dont buy it ! "

Thats right, but monopolies of consent are not illegal, since anti-trust laws
are to protect consumers from the actions of business, not to protect business
competitors from the actions of consumers...

> I have Access to any OS or browser I chose, I voted with my wallet, I wish
> IE was supported on linux, dont you ?

No, I prefer Netscape, which I can and do use on any OS. (Win95/98/NT, AIX,
Linux, Mac)

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