How to avoid the Apple tax?
smoot at tic.com
Thu Aug 30 21:44:28 UTC 2007
On Thu, 2007-08-30 at 00:11 -0700, Steve Lamb wrote:
> Derek Broughton wrote:
> > The difference is simple. Apple makes hardware. Microsoft doesn't. It's
> > perfectly acceptable (and proper) to provide the software to make hardware
> > work. Microsoft, however, forces vendors to package Windows with their own
> > hardware. That's an illegal business practice, and many courts have told
> > them so.
> Then the courts should tell Apple the same thing. And you should stop
> repeating falsehoods. From <http://www.apple.com/macpro/specs.html>:
No, the court should not tell Apple the same thing. Apple is not a
monopoly. Microsoft is a convicted monopolist. Anti-trust statutes
make it clear that a monopoly cannot engage in certain business
practices where a non-monopoly can engage in those practices.
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