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The final decision will set an important precedent. If Microsoft loses their case, other software companies will have access to Windows code, you’ll have to download Internet Explorer on your own. Software will be cheaper, and many believe better.

If Microsoft wins, then companies everywhere will have more freedom than ever to crush their competitors – essentially, the whole value of antitrust legislation is what’s on trial.

Other reading:

http://cnnfn.com/2001/06/28/microsoft_file/decision.pdf – the U.S. Court of Appeals decision.

http://cnnfn.com/2001/BUSINESS/06/28/microsoft.appeal/index.html – A timeline of the Microsoft case.

www.carpenoctem.tv/mafia/gotti.html – the stories of John Gotti and Sam "The Bull" Gavaro.

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