"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."
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