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    The Microsoft trial has been one of the biggest investigations of antitrust behavior since the turn of the century. Split your group into two sides: one that supports the government side and one that supports the Microsoft side. I need information for both sides to present a cohesive argument for the Microsoft side and government side.

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    Microsoft's position:
    Microsoft claimed that the merging of Microsoft Windows and Internet Explorer was the result of innovation and competition, that the two were now the same product and inextricably linked and that consumers were now getting all the benefits of IE for free.

    Opposing Arguement:
    Those who opposed Microsoft's position countered that the browser was still a distinct and separate product which didn't need to be tied to the operating system, since a separate version of Internet Explorer was ...

    Solution Summary

    This solution is comprised of a simple explanation detailing the arguments from both the US federal government and Microsoft regarding their stance in the recent antitrust trial.

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