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Byte.com: Small Victories And The New Post-Divestiture Era

Jun 20, 2000, 12:29 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tom Henderson)

"I'm waiting for a Dilbert cartoon where Dilbert finds a box. He opens it, and finds all of the marbles that people have lost. I wonder how much more full the box will get when Microsoft actually splits into two companies. For better or worse, it's ever so much more likely that there'll be two Microsofts and that Judge Jackson's decision of June 7, 2000 will stick."

"LinuxLand has endless villagers that loathe Microsoft. The open source, Linux, GNU, and other associated movements now have a small amount of time, perhaps very small, to use the coming Microsoft divestiture and interim confusion to their advantage.

"Of course, splitting Microsoft isn't like splitting Palm from 3Com, or Aligent from Hewlett-Packard."

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