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Antitrust claim against Microsoft

Prepare a paper, following the APA guidelines, detailing the antitrust claims faced by the Microsoft Corporation as detailed in the above websites (see Required Readings for this week). Please provide an analysis of your own opinion about the charges levied against Microsoft. Do you believe that the charges were valid, or was Microsoft merely acting aggressively as capitalistic businesses are required to act in order to excel? You are encouraged to seek out scholarly articles and appropriate websites to support your position.

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Prepare a paper, following the APA guidelines, detailing the antitrust claims faced by the Microsoft Corporation as detailed in the above websites (see required Readings for this week). Please provide an analysis of your own opinion about the charges levied against Microsoft. Do you believe that the charges were valid, or was Microsoft merely acting aggressively as capitalistic businesses are required to act in order to excel? You are encouraged to seek out scholarly articles and appropriate websites to support your position.

The anti-trust claims faced by Microsoft were that Microsoft abused its market power by bundling its operating system with its browser. That it bundled Internet Explorer with Microsoft Windows. The allegation was that this was an abuse of marker power and skewed the competition in the internet browser market in favor of Microsoft. The point was that every user of Windows had a copy of Internet Explorer and so was urged to use it. Further, it was alleged that Microsoft had so manipulated the interface that it would take longer to download other browsers like Netscape Navigator while using Microsoft Windows. The overall effect of Microsoft was to make Internet Explorer the most favored and used internet browser (Spinello R A 2003),.

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