case study on market competition merger
Based on the reading of the case, respond concisely to the following question(s):
(a) When determining the relevant market for operating systems, would it make sense to include used computers with older versions of Windows as part of the market? Based on your answer, does Microsoft have a â€œdominant market positionâ€ in the market for operating systems?
(b) Microsoft participates in a variety of conduct alleged to be anti-competitive including: (a) bundling Windows 98 and Internet Explorer, (b) distributing Internet Explorer for free, and (c) using other Microsoft products (e.g., Windows 95 and Office) as chips when bargaining with Compaq, AOL and Apple. Pick one type of conduct above and discuss whether the conduct goes â€œbeyond what would be expected of firms competing fairly on the merits of their products and costs?â€
(c) If Microsoft is found to have violated the Sherman Act, what remedy(ies) would you suggest would address the anticompetitive concerns? Explain.
Limit the answer in one page.