Feb. 6, 2006 - Seattle, WA
Today, attorneys for Redmond, Washington-based Microsoft (NASDAQ: MS) announced proceeding with the next phase of their "look-and-feel" legal action against industry giant Apple, claiming that the Cupertino, California company has a deadlocked monopoly on both the operating system and computer market. Company chairmen Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs could not be reached for further comment. However, a spokesperson for Apple has assured the media that "we are merely giving the public what they want."
Currently controlling 75% of the OS market, Apple's premier software package, Rhapsody 86, is found on more computers worldwide than any other software, edging out chief competitor Digital Research's own GEM-X and CP/M-2000 in the desktop market. Microsoft's Windows OS currently holds its own at 5% of the market.