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ZDNet UK: Love or hate Microsoft, it has lined your pocket

Sep 01, 2000, 12:58 (30 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Larry Dignan)

"...You can love or hate Microsoft, but chances are pretty good it has boosted your retirement fund and your personal balance sheet. Even a Linux programmer who happens to own an S&P 500 index fund indirectly owns shares of Microsoft."

"It's Microsoft's 25th birthday on 5 September, and many folks will be wishing the company well. And they should. Since going public 13 March, 1986, Microsoft has made investors a bundle."

"When Microsoft falls, everybody does. All in all, nobody wants to see Microsoft fall, including Sun and Oracle because those guys are just imitating what Billy has been doing."

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