By Bringing Microsoft To Heel...

The trial of Microsoft Corp. has been deeply revealing. It has played out like a Greek tragedy, with the protagonist self-destructing in full public view. Each offer Microsoft heard for a simple and limited solution requiring fairer conduct toward partners and competitors was rejected. What would have been acceptable to Intel Corp. and other high-tech companies with large market shares was again and again deemed unacceptable by Microsoft. Business Week has long favored behavioral remedies as the best sanctions against Microsoft's monopolistic behavior. But sadly, it is now clear from the evidence presented at the trial and Microsoft's own intransigence that something more drastic is necessary.

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