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Boston Globe: Microsoft took hits in advance of ruling

Nov 07, 1999, 20:23 (8 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Hiawatha Bray)

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"... in the two years during which the US Justice Department has pursued its massive antitrust case, the focus of the computer industry has shifted from the desktop systems where Microsoft dominates. PCs will be a huge global business for years to come, but it is a mature market with relatively little room for major expansion.

"Meanwhile, a surging market in non-PC devices such as hand-held computers has blossomed, based on software Microsoft does not control. An upstart computer operating system called Linux, assembled by amateurs in their spare time, is gaining ground once safely held by Microsoft. And Internet businesses are generating billions in sales, competing against Microsoft's on-line offerings - and usually winning."

Complete story.

Ed Centanni adds this:

According to this survey:

the Linux kernel contributors are a long way from being amateurs.