Justice Department Disproves Own Case Against Microsoft, Buys WordPerfect

from the good-for-them dept

The Justice Department, which spent many years going after Microsoft for anti-trust violations, is apparently buying word processing software from Corel. In some ways, this is amusing, as it serves to prove Microsoft’s own point. Even if they do hold a dominating position in software, there are always competitors nipping at their heels.

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Err, WordPerfect is historically a niche product in the legal biz, partly because there’s a massive legacy of docs in that format.

This doesn’t have anything to do with general competition but with the same network effects that have given Word an 85% share elsewhere, so you may be disproving your own argument as well.

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