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CNN: Microsoft 'Baby Bills' will dominate market, or will they?

Apr 27, 2000, 03:33 (2 Talkback[s])

"Industry experts are mixed on what effect the proposed breakup of Microsoft would have on competition. Some say creating separate companies from Microsoft's software and operating system divisions won't threaten MS's market dominance while others contend the split would energize rivals and drive down prices."

"...The anti-trust suit technically concerns whether Microsoft could legally bundle Internet browsers into its Windows operating systems. But the Internet itself now imposes new competition that neither Microsoft nor the federal trust regulators envisioned."

"...Nearly two out of three people polled informally by Time.com had an unfavorable view of the breakup. But the U.S. Justice Department's ongoing anti-trust suit against the Microsoft has been a boost for newer operating systems like Linux."

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