"The Monday ruling of the U.S. federal court on the
Microsoft monopoly is expected to result in lower prices for
software in Korea in the future. In addition, operating
systems other than Windows, such as Linux, as well as firms that
have pit themselves against MS Office such as Sun
"Due to the high price of Windows locally, even the Korean
government had been having a hard time in lowering the price of the
low-end personal computers it was offering for its citizens'
computer campaign below the W1-million level. The government had
asked Microsoft to give them a special rate for the campaign, but
Microsoft had refused to bend."