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eWeek: Redmond has already lost 'fud' factor

Jun 13, 2000, 18:09 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John Dodge)

"As a colleague said to me recently, "Someone should have taken Bill Gates aside a few years ago and convinced him that he can't kill all the animals in the woods. Some have to live." Gates was so "hard-core"-his own word-that he did not know when to stop shooting."

"Even if Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson's decision is reversed on appeal, the suit has swept away the fear, uncertainty and doubt that discouraged Microsoft's partners from working with its rivals. Restoration of unfairly restrained competition is a good thing."

"The question now is, What good will come of the breakup? Consider that the lawsuit's biggest impact may have already been felt. ... What's certain is there will be no return to the days when Microsoft ran roughshod over its competitors."

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