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Ottawa Citizen: Don't break up Microsoft: Cowpland

Apr 07, 2000, 20:29 (7 Talkback[s])

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"Michael Cowpland, the maverick chief executive of Ottawa-based software maker Corel Corp., believes breaking up Microsoft Corp. would be a big mistake."

""A Microsoft breakup would only split one huge monopoly into multiple monopolies working in tandem," Mr. Cowpland said."

"Rather than split Microsoft into a collection of "Baby Bills," he said, a better solution would be for the U.S. Justice Department to set up rules that prohibit backroom deals, which suppress competition."

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