well put, chad, well put.
> > > Judge "Sleepy; I'm a disgrace to the robe" Jackson found them guilty
> > > everything in the book whether it applied to the case or not.
> > So "Judge Sleepy" doesn't know his ass from a hole in the ground
> Well, that's what the appeals court said. Not in so many words, but
> that's the gist.
> > > The Appeals Court smacked Jackson, removed most of the findings, but
> > > a few.
> > > Legally (which can be different from "actually"), MS is still a
> > > in some sense of the legal definition (but not all senses, like
> > > had originally found).
> > Can you have diahrea 1/2 way Chad?
> > Do you get a little aids?
> > How do you have 'some sense' of a monopoly?
> Please allow me to clarify for the less adept in our audience.
> What I meant to say is that whether MS is a monopoly or not is
> irrelevant. It is illegal to abuse monopoly power and there are
> several ways and degrees of abusing monopoly power. The appeals
> court found that MS had abused a little in some areas, a lot in
> other areas, and not at all in others, rather than mass *ing
> babies like Judge Jackson practically stated, which was the original
> point. That is, if you're not totally confused by now (which I'm
> sure happens often).
> > > The Appeals Court decided it would be better to have a Judge who was
> > > something less than Completely Partial and Bias like Jackson to
> decide the
> > > remedy, thus entered Kollar-Keltly (sp, I know).
> > > -c
> > "I know" what? Perhaps "I know" that Sony is fixing to file an
> > anti-trust case against MS for dumping X-boxes and advertising bucks
> > against the PS/2?
> Aw, poor Sony. A little competition comes along and "OH NO! MONOPOLY!"
> It's sad that companies can no longer compete in the market. Whenever
> someone challenges their golden throne, it's to the courts immediately.
> Rather than competing with MS and releasing their own online *
> system (which is what consumers want and why MS is starting to take
> the lead with XBox Live!), they'd rather mire in the courts and
> ultimately damaging the consumers.
> > We truely live in a crazy society where we 'MUST HAVE' *FREE TRADE*
> > we 'MUST MAINTAIN' corrupt and inefficient monopolies.
> Which is better than a society where the government hunts down any
> corporation which may innovate or be agreesive in the market.
> At any rate, no one's yet proven that MS is inefficient. In fact,
> just the opposite. It's because of the competition that Jackson denies
> that MS has created most of their products. It's because of competition
> like Sony, Sun, Netscape, Intuit, etc that MS makes their products
> better and ultimately benefits the consumer.
> The problem is that there isn't competition to MS-- there's plenty
> of that -- it's that the competition is so completely and totally
> incompetent, that MS just trounces them. Netscape, Novell, and now
> Sun are perfect examples of this. Sony is holding their own, but
> they're losing too. Their product quality is really down lately.
> They have on several occasions abused their customers by shipping
> defective products and either not honoring the warranty, or
> dragging their feet until the warranty expires. Last I checked,
> there were at least a few, if not many class actions against them,
> and there's about to be some more.
> For example, I have a Sony DVD player that I found out has a
> defective in-line fuse on the circuit board that causes the
> laser tracking to go haywire, rendering the unit completely useless.
> This occurs on average around 12 - 14 months in most units... the
> warranty is 12 months. Sony refuses to replace the units or
> otherwise compensate the consumers (of which I am one) and will
> shortly get sued for it.
> > I'd run MONO over MS C# just because I don't need to get 'some sense'
> > of a feeling up my ass.
> Well, I'm sorry you are SO blinded by your ignorance that you
> can't even see when MS does something good like .NET.
> It's very frustrating trying to communicate with people like you
> who are so spoon-fed and completely devoid of independent thought.
> I'm offended by your staggering ignorance and brain-washed