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Re: Microsoft needs a help strategy

From: ZnU
Subject: Re: Microsoft needs a help strategy
Date: Sun, 25 Jan 2009 14:42:08 -0500
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In article <>,
 Rjack <> wrote:

> With the advent of the Obama administration, it is generally
> expected that the Justice Department and the FTC will become much
> more aggressive in antitrust enforcement matters.
> With Microsoft's OS share hovering around 90%,
> how can Microsoft best subtly assist OSX and Linux in order to
> avert antitrust prosecutions under the new administration that will
> resemble those in the EU?

I don't think you're going to see the new administration come down on 
Microsoft as long as Microsoft maintains the status quo. If Microsoft 
decides to pull a new stunt of similar scale to "integrating" IE, then 
you might see some action.

"What the cynics fail to understand is that the ground has shifted beneath them
‹ that the stale political arguments that have consumed us for so long no longer
apply. The question we ask today is not whether our government is too big or too
small, but whether it works [...]"        -- Barack Obama, January 20th, 2008

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