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SJMercury/AP: Microsoft ruling may distance cos.

Jun 08, 2000, 01:39 (7 Talkback[s])

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"Much of the high-tech industry has been gradually distancing itself from Microsoft Corp. since the software giant's legal troubles began, and that tendency is likely to accelerate regardless of whether a breakup is upheld on appeal...."

"`It appears as if we've maybe reached another stage in this matter, but not necessarily the end-point," said Dell Computer spokesman T.R. Reid. "We'll take care of the business of today and leave the speculation to others."

"Just this week, a San Francisco company called Collab.Net, which brings technology workers together with so-called developers of "open-source" software such as Linux, announced it has received $35 million in funding from Dell, Hewlett-Packard, Intel, Oracle and Sun Microsystems, among others."

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