Increasingly, however, some firms have sought to handicap their rivals by turning to government for protection. Yet it is worth remembering that at the time, challenging Microsoft was not a popular decision.
The appropriateness of that remedy is still debated. Google, the tiny start-up, would have faced an unfair fight against Bing.
Department of Justice and the Attorneys General of twenty U. Although Gates says that he isn't trying to dominate the industry with sheer numbers, his strategy for dominance involves Microsoft's new Windows operating system The suit was brought following the browser wars that led to the collapse of Microsoft's top competitor, Netscape, which occurred when Microsoft began giving away its browser software for free.
Image Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook testifying at a Senate hearing last month. The DOJ announced on September 6, that it was no longer seeking to break up Microsoft and would instead seek a lesser antitrust penalty. Enforcement of the antimonopoly laws has fallen: Between andthe United States brought about 15 monopoly cases each year; between and that number went down to just three.