How to avoid the Apple tax?

Smoot Carl-Mitchell smoot at
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 <>:

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.
Smoot Carl-Mitchell
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