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ZDNet: Life After Microsoft: What's Next and What It Means to You

Nov 09, 1999, 19:13 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jesse Berst)

"...in the aftermath of the antitrust ruling... the legal impact is much less than everybody imagines. And the business impact is much more."

"...the business impact of this decision will be immediate and strong. The ruling...

... weakens Microsoft's hold on the public....

... weakens Microsoft's hold on the industry....

... weakens Microsoft's hold on the future. This may be the most damaging result of all. Microsoft is no longer seen as the best place to work. As the best place to invent the future. As the best place for third-party developers to invest their time and money. Never forget -- Microsoft came to power because tens of thousands of outside companies built great products for the Microsoft platform. Not for OS/2 or Macintosh or Amiga , but for Windows. As that impetus dwindles, Microsoft's power will slowly erode."

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