"Sun Microsystems, Linux firms and others that compete directly
against Microsoft recommended after today's ruling that the company
be broken up. Although many analysts said such a drastic measure is
unlikely, competitors maintained that it is the only appropriate
remedy because it requires little long-term government
"Linux companies, perhaps those with the most to gain from
Microsoft's loss, rejoiced in the verdict against the company and
eagerly awaited the discussion of remedies."
"Ransom Love, chief executive of Linux seller and Windows
competitor Caldera Systems, believes in antitrust law but doesn't
like more direct involvement by the government. "I'm grateful to
have the antitrust laws on the book," he said, but "I am not a fan
of government intervention.""
"...TurboLinux chief executive Cliff Miller was disappointed
that Jackson didn't rule against all Microsoft business practices.
"Where they got off the hook here is in their hardware-bundling
deals. I feel they have been quite heavy-handed," he said. He added
that companies TurboLinux has approached have said they'd like to
do business but declined to do so "because of pressure from
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