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."
- Upside: Will Microsoft cozy up to Linux? [IDC report](Jul 09, 2000)
- dbusiness.com: Can Red Hat capitalize on Microsoft's woes?(Jul 04, 2000)
- The Register: MS break-up 'serious threat' to Linux firms(Jul 03, 2000)
- NY Times/AP: Judge Sends Microsoft Case to Supreme Court(Jun 21, 2000)
- eWeek: For Java, [MS] ruling's a Window of opportunity(Jun 13, 2000)
- Nando Times: Linux operating system set to benefit from Microsoft's legal fight(Jun 11, 2000)
- US DOJ vs. Microsoft: Final Judgement(Jun 08, 2000)
- LA TImes: Microsoft Angles to Keep Software Developers Loyal(Jun 07, 2000)
- Smart Partner: Microsoft Tempts Web Integrators With Cash(Jun 06, 2000)