Korea Times: MS Anti-Trust Battle Likely to Spark A Price Controversy

[ Thanks to Randy
for this link. ]

“As Microsoft Corp. is cornered by a U.S. federal judge who
declared the world’s largest software maker a monopoly, the
domestic PC market might be affected in the long term….”

The federal case in the U.S., therefore, may spark another
wave of anti- Microsoft activities, or set the stage for the
emergence of the freely available operating system,

“However, the price gap between Microsoft’s Windows and LINUX
(which sells for 40,000-50,000 won) is driving almost half of the
12 Internet PC makers to adopt LINUX to cut prices further.”

Randy also writes the following:
“Note: The “Internet PC” this article talks about is a Korean
government effort to narrow the so called “information gap.” These
Internet PCs can be purchased on a government sponsored installment
plan at the Post Office.”


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