Because of an anti-trust law enacted in the mid 1800's, the US government will soon be discarding all Microsoft products from all government facilities.
In what may seem to most to be a drastic move, the law prohibiting the government from doing business with, or utilizing the products of known monopolies was
an integral part of anti-trust law for the past century.
Judicial scholars are investigating whether the wording (CFR 47-102a.45)
of the law also applies to all US government contractors, subcontractors and affiliates. Should it apply to subcontractors, they too will have to remove any Microsoft products from their systems within 90 days. A ruling is expected to be made on this before the end of December. .
A spokesman for
Microsoft only commented "no comment" when asked what the companys reaction to this latest turn of events would be. Reportedly the software giant is negotiating to purchase Boenig, Lockheed-Martin, Grumman, Hughes and McDonald Douglas aircraft companies in retaliation. This move may have long reaching implications for the military, as the companies comprise 90% of the "US military-industrial complex"..
On hearing the of the rumored purchases by Microsoft, Presidential advisor John Chung
reported that the Clinton administration has made arrangements with an unnamed Asian country willing to step in with military force should the US military be weakened by the lack of arms.
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