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InfoWorld: Government recommends Microsoft breakup

Apr 28, 2000, 21:29 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bob Trott)

"You'll see them fight the breakup through the judge's decision this summer, and when push comes to shove, you will see them capitulate and try to become heroes," said the consultant, who requested anonymity. "They aren't dumb, and all their best advisers on this are telling them [that] is the best thing for them to do."

"Indeed, many in and around the high-tech industry are not so sure breaking up the company would be the outrageous scheme Microsoft is publicly making it out to be."

"If you break [Microsoft] up, it would probably just be good for the company," said Ken Claggett, president of Syzygy International, a software development company, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. "[The Justice Department] broke up AT&T, and that was good for the Baby Bells. If anything, I think it would open more doors for Microsoft. [Microsoft] could concentrate harder on specific tasks within each of the new organizations."

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