In conclusion, the court determined that Microsoft had engaged in practices designed to keep and control their monopoly. They engaged in practices that prevented competition and practices that kept consumers from making choices based on prices and product quality. Microsoft also made agreement with vendors and others that prevented OEMs from installing other browsers on computers. In effect, Microsoft squashed competition. Microsoft appealed the decision that they violated the Sherman Act. Microsoft later reached an agreement with the United States government and the plaintiffs.
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