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ShowMeLinux.com: How does the Microsoft Rulling Effect Linux?

Jul 12, 2000, 14:53 (8 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mike Omand)

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"With the recent ruling by Judge Jackson against Microsoft, the next question begs to be asked: How will this ruling affect Linux? Rather favorably, I say, and here's why."

"The breakup plan proposed by Judge Jackson requires that Microsoft split into 2 completely separate companies. One of those companies will be devoted to Operating Systems (DOS, Windows, Windows ME, etc.), and the other applications. I addition to the breakup, Jackson has imposed some severe restrictions regarding Microsoft's business conduct. These restrictions will limit Microsoft's interactions with some of the world's largest computer manufacturers and software developers."

"...So the DOJ judgment against Microsoft will provide more opportunity for software developers to create programs for a new market, provide a better climate for hardware and software developers and manufacturers to cooperate, and provide an alternative operating system for more programs, whether they are office applications or games."

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