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ComputerWorld: Survey: IT pros say Microsoft has monopoly, but few favor breakup

Apr 07, 2000, 19:55 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sharon Machlis, Dominique Deckmyn)

"Seventy percent of information technology professionals agree with Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson that Microsoft Corp. has a monopoly in PC operating systems, according to a Computerworld telephone survey."

"Less than one-fifth (17%) of the 132 respondents favor the drastic action of splitting Microsoft into separate corporations."

""The problem with breaking up Microsoft is that all you've done is create two Microsofts," added Robert Young, co-founder and chairman of Linux software firm Red Hat Inc. in Durham, N.C."

"About 11% said they might be more inclined to consider other desktop operating systems in the wake of the verdict, with Linux (73%) most often cited."

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