"During the Cold War, the initials ABM used to mean
Anti-Ballistic Missile. In the late '90s, they stood for Anybody
But Microsoft, a reaction to the fact that Bill Gates' Windows
operating system was in 90 percent of the world's computers and
critics didn't like the restrictions Microsoft Corp. placed on
computer companies that licensed its software.
"But now Microsoft is a convicted monopolist, forced to ease up
on those restrictions. The biggest beneficiaries of the New
Millennium ABM Club may be proponents of Linux, the open-source
operating system, long considered to be as potentially disruptive
to Microsoft's dominance as a missile strike on Communist-era
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