From: Tom Whore (email@example.com)
Date: Thu Oct 26 2000 - 07:59:25 PDT
On Wed, 25 Oct 2000 ThosStew@aol.com wrote:
--]In a message dated 10/24/2000 12:11:59 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
--]>Without getting into whether or not Microsoft
--]>has behaved in such a fashion as to minimize your choices, to date
--]>government oversight has had remarkably little impact on Microsoft's
--]>behavior in this regard.
--]wellllllllll. duh. The case is still on appeal. There WAS a consent decree
--]earlier, which MSFT (in the gov't's opinion) played fast and loose with,
--]which is one reason the Feds rolled out heavier artillery. You might consider
--]the first case to have been a shot across the bow, and the second one aimed
--]right at the waterline.
Not only has MS not changed thier attitude they are all but decalring all
out war with the .NET move.
Break em up splatter them around, if they can get .NET to work and in
place then they will control the spice. Game over unless you fancy a House
Attredies rompastomper. Thus they bend to kiss the buttucks of linux devs,
they calm down BullDogBalmer and keep the attacks down to the grunt level.
Pushing .NET will be the one way to keep the thousand year riech moving
along past legalities breakups and whatver other intervention the looser
side wants to foist on them.
--]Iif the government wins on appeal, then Microsoft will be broken up. That
--]would be an impact of some magnitude.
Yea, as I have said since the begining of this mess, it means not one
point of force fromt he Evil EMpire but multiple. It means sleeker sharper
units able to hit on markets they are now holding back from because of the
You think they are bastards now? Wait till the gov runs em thru the
Keep your friends close, keep your enemys closer.
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