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ZDNet: A kinder, humbler Microsoft?

Oct 20, 2000, 03:57 (19 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mary Jo Foley)

"Has Microsoft seen the error of its bullying ways?"

"Can a leopard change its spots? Maybe only if it's backed up against a wall in a cage, a la Microsoft."

"The siege mentality that many have ascribed to Microsoft Corp. as of late can be attributed to any number of factors: The fallout from the never-ending Department of Justice antitrust case; the continuing corporate brain drain; a stock price hovering at more than two-year low."

"...If Microsoft truly is becoming humbler, it's also because the company doesn't many options left. If Microsoft doesn't make nice with its hardware, software and services colleagues, they can find lots of eager new playmates on the Linux side of the picket fence."

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