November 5: Department of Justice on Microsoft Monopoly – Day in Tech History
1999 – It was over 10 years that we saw Microsoft go through the Department of Justice over monopoly issues. US district Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson issued a 207 page Findings of fact on this day. In it, he ruled that Microsoft did have a monopoly power over the OS in the Intel market. During the week we talked about what leads up to this 207 page ruling.
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Other Historical Events in Technology
- Aurora SPARC Linux is released
- Abilene network segment is upgraded to 10 Gbps
- Google drops the Yahoo – Google deal in pressure from the Justice department