“The government is not trying to destroy Microsoft, it’s simply seeking to compel Microsoft to obey the law. It’s quite revealing that Mr. Gates equates the two.”
Summary: After repeated breaches of the law (competition violations and failure to comply with punishment for these) there is still no indication that justice will be restored
MICROSOFT decided not to obey the law and there are consequences for these actions. One reporter says that “Microsoft could face a fine of up to 10 percent of its annual revenue after admitting failure to implement an EC antitrust browser commitment”(the key word is “could”).
The problem with all those fines is that they fail to correct the market’s status quo and Microsoft often finds that it’s more profitable to accept the fine and not comply. A real answer should not be a fine but a full ban. The only language Microsoft understands is force. That’s what we alleged the last time we wrote about it. █
“Microsoft and its employees now think it is indeed the Master of the Universe.”
–Stewart Alsop, Fortune