[ILUG] [OT] The fool.com on MS.
John P. Looney
jplooney-ilug at online.ie
Thu Apr 20 16:41:54 IST 2000
On Thu, Apr 20, 2000 at 04:38:02PM +0100, Ronan Farrell mentioned:
> I have to agree... in a couple of years time when MS is just considered
> one of the giants, rather than a giant, with the likes of AOL, etc up
> there, they won't want to split up the gem of the US software
> industry. Even if they do split MS up, who gets what.. the new mobile
> phone applications go where.. the xbox goes where? The potential lawsuits
> from non-european companies for breach of contract... it will be such a
> mess that I'd say that no-one will go near a break-up.
Indeed. The EU would just say "Yup. Anticompeditive", and slap a 10% of
turnover, per year of illegal activity on them.
"The fool must be beaten with a stick, for an intelligent person
the merest hint is sufficient" -- Zen Master Greg
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