“Together, the companies created the ‘Wintel’ pairing of
Microsoft’s Windows operating software and Intel chips that hold a
more-than-80 percent share of the PC market.
But as the high-tech world begins to focus on the Internet and
not the PC box, the marriage of convenience between the two leading
PC powers looks to be in a state of drift.
This week’s settlement by Intel of U.S. Federal Trade Commission
charges one day before a major antitrust trial was to start was
just the latest example of how the two are diverging.”