Daily Archives: October 7, 2009

Richard Waters

Yes, it really looks like it’s finally over.

Sixteen years after the US justice department first started digging into Microsoft’s Windows monopoly, and six years after the European Commission ratcheted up pressure on the company, the end to Microsoft’s anti-trust battles is in sight.

A lot of lawyers will retire fat and happy on the proceeds of this saga. But what has it all meant for users of technology? On the face of it: not a lot.