Boston Globe: Microsoft took hits in advance of ruling

[ Thanks to Ed
for this link. ]

“… in the two years during which the US Justice Department has
pursued its massive antitrust case, the focus of the computer
industry has shifted from the desktop systems where Microsoft
dominates. PCs will be a huge global business for years to come,
but it is a mature market with relatively little room for major

“Meanwhile, a surging market in non-PC devices such as hand-held
computers has blossomed, based on software Microsoft does not
control. An upstart computer operating system called Linux,
assembled by amateurs in their spare time, is gaining ground once
safely held by Microsoft.
And Internet businesses are
generating billions in sales, competing against Microsoft’s on-line
offerings – and usually winning.”

Complete story

Ed Centanni adds

According to this survey:


the Linux kernel contributors are a long way from being