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TechWeb: Gates Discusses Possible Microsoft Break-Up

Nov 15, 1999, 22:59 (20 Talkback[s])


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"Microsoft chairman Bill Gates, in a published interview, refused to rule out breaking up his company to settle a government antitrust suit, but a spokesman said Monday that the company would reject a break-up."

"Gates also said that making the Windows secret source code public, a remedy suggested by some, would be bad for consumers. If the code were public, people might modify it and make it inconsistent, he said."

"It would be bad if "when people buy Windows they don't know what is in it," he said."

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