CNN: Microsoft 'Baby Bills' will dominate market, or will they?
Apr 27, 2000, 03:33 (2 Talkback[s])
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"Industry experts are mixed on what effect the proposed breakup
of Microsoft would have on competition. Some say creating separate
companies from Microsoft's software and operating system divisions
won't threaten MS's market dominance while others contend the split
would energize rivals and drive down prices."
"...The anti-trust suit technically concerns whether Microsoft
could legally bundle Internet browsers into its Windows operating
systems. But the Internet itself now imposes new competition that
neither Microsoft nor the federal trust regulators envisioned."
"...Nearly two out of three people polled informally by
Time.com had an unfavorable view of the breakup. But the U.S.
Justice Department's ongoing anti-trust suit against the Microsoft
has been a boost for newer operating systems like Linux."
- Wired: Breakup Good for MS?(Apr 27, 2000)
- VNU Net: White House briefed on Microsoft's fate(Apr 26, 2000)
- ZDNet: Evan Leibovitch -- Elian, Microsoft and Linux [MS Breakup "Just Dumb"](Apr 26, 2000)
- ZDNet: Berst Alert: Enough Already: Jesse Says Breaking Up is Easy to Do(Apr 26, 2000)
- VNU Net: Microsoft punishment expected this week(Apr 26, 2000)
- Boston Globe: All or Nothing?(Apr 25, 2000)
- Seattle Times/Washington Post: Microsoft Trial: Linux a threat, at least in court(Apr 25, 2000)
- WideOpenNews.com: Microsoft Breakup Would Help Linux(Apr 25, 2000)
- Washington Post: U.S., States Favor Plan to Split Up Microsoft(Apr 24, 2000)