“Sure, the Microsoft trial is the biggest technology story of
the year, give or take an iMac, but with the court on Christmas
recess until January 4, it seems like high time to ask, what have
we really accomplished?
“… one could also argue that the suit has had a galvanizing
affect on the industry as a whole: Witness the dramatic
AOL-Netscape deal, and the renewed interest in wacky, alternative
computing strategies, such as the free operating system Linux.”