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Chosun Ilbo (Korea): Microsoft's Grip on Korean Market to Loosen

Apr 04, 2000, 22:28 (0 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Randy for this link. ]

"The Monday ruling of the U.S. federal court on the Microsoft monopoly is expected to result in lower prices for software in Korea in the future. In addition, operating systems other than Windows, such as Linux, as well as firms that have pit themselves against MS Office such as Sun Microsystems..."

"Due to the high price of Windows locally, even the Korean government had been having a hard time in lowering the price of the low-end personal computers it was offering for its citizens' computer campaign below the W1-million level. The government had asked Microsoft to give them a special rate for the campaign, but Microsoft had refused to bend."

Complete story.