Split Microsoft in Two, and Make them BOTH Develop Browsers

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From: Adam Rifkin -4K (adam@XeNT.ics.uci.edu)
Date: Fri Apr 28 2000 - 17:20:59 PDT

You mean the government is trying to force TWO versions of IE on the world???


Reminds me of "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" when Mickey splits the broom
into two...

> Under the government's proposal, Microsoft would be split into a
> company for the Windows operating system and another company for
> Microsoft's programs, or applications, like Microsoft Office. The
> operating system company will own Microsoft's operating system products:
> Windows 2000, Windows 98 and Windows CE.
> The company will also receive a license to continue to distribute
> software code for Microsoft's Internet Explorer Web browser. However,
> the company will be required to develop its own independent browser to
> compete with Internet Explorer, which will belong to the applications
> company.
> "The result will be revitalized competition in the browser market, which
> the court found Microsoft illegally had attempted to monopolize," said
> Joel Klein, the Justice Department's antitrust chief.

Um, I liked the Spice Girls better when they were together because I only
had to dread one album a year instead of 4 or 5 solo "efforts" a year...
Sporty Spice, put some friggin' clothes on!


There is not higher priority than getting in management. -- Dan Kohn

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