Not so, according to the article you cite. While the Supreme Court did not hear the appeal, the DC Circuit Court of Appeals did, which "unanimously overturned Judge Jackson's rulings against Microsoft on browser tying and attempted monopolization", except for a small part of the monopolization ruling, which led to the settlement thet required Microsoft to share their browser-related APIs with third-party software companies.
You are confusing the overturning of the remedies with the appeals court's confirmation that the Sherman Antitrust Act was violated in the ways that Microsoft maintained its monopoly. Judge Jackson became so outraged at Microsoft's outrageous behavior that his judgment was compromised and most of his remedies were thrown out.
The following is quoted from the [a href=\"http://www.usdoj.gov/atr/cases/f204400/204468.htm]US Court of Appeals[/url] ruling:
"We upheld the district court's ruling that Microsoft violated § 2 of the Sherman Act by the ways in which it maintained its monopoly, but we reversed the district court's finding of liability for attempted monopolization, and we remanded the tying claim to the district court to apply the rule of reason rather than the rule of per se illegality."
The whole case is reported on the DOJ Web Site
. Some of the testimony does not put Microsoft in a very good light and I'm not sure why you are defending some of this behavior. So far as I know, the EU anti-trust actions are still pending.
As to your GamutVision plots, I'm reserving judgment until I can get the RAW to work with instead of a badly-processed JPEG, and see where things go from there regarding making a decent Costco print out of it.
I would be interested in your analysis and hopefully some forum members and I will learn from this exchange of ideas.
I did do a couple more GamutVision plots using the Costco Eureka profile showing the input pixel value (expressed as log [pixel value/255]) for with black point compensation turned on and off as related to the output density of the print. Since many readers may not be familiar with these expressions I have supplied two tables showing conversion values to the more familiar input and output expressed in 8-bit pixel values.
Here is the plot with BPC on:
and with it off:
Log pixel value to 8 bit pixel value:
Output density expressed as percent reflectance, CIE L*, and 8-bit gamma 2.2 pixel values according to [a href=\"http://www.brucelindbloom.com/]Bruce Lindbloom's[/url] companding calculator:
Readers should note that log plots can't contain zero and that the dynamic range of a file with maximum and minimum pixel values of 255 and 0 would be infinite. An 8 bit integer value of zero would occur when the 8 bit value underflows and is rounded to zero. A 16 bit file could express greater densities and I think processing the raw file as 16 bits would be a good idea. White paper has a reflectance of about 90% and a density of about 0.05. According to the plot, the Costco printer has a Dmax of about 1.7 with the luster paper.