Computerworld: The positive side of government suits

“Regardless of the ultimate outcomes of the Federal Trade
Commission’s case against Intel and the US Department of Justice’s
case against Microsoft, both actions are excellent examples of tax
dollars well spent.”

“In the past, most of the PC vendors and independent software
vendors in this business would not dare make a move that might
anger either Intel or Microsoft.”

“Meanwhile, just about every major independent software vendor
has some sort of active Linux program in place, just in case this
market takes off in the age of the Internet. Two years ago, most of
these companies would not have dreamed of supporting anything other
than Windows NT as the foundation of a beyond-Windows architecture
for everything from the desktop to the data centre.”

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