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Author: Donna405 Big gold star, 5000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 157212  
Subject: Re: Question regarding the Ruling Date: 11/5/1999 8:34 PM
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Revkph: I have been rooting for the judge to order the breakup of MSFT. I believe the biggest thing going for MSFT is the incredible competitive corporate culture. That is what drove them to (in the judge's opinion) break the law. However, any organization can get complacent, or rely on tactics rather than products to compete, ect. I would prefer three hyper-competitive companies, which would be more free to enter new markets and would grow faster.

I am holding.

I agree. If MSFT were ordered to break up, which I doubt will happen, we, as shareholders would be in a great position. However, I think MSFT will be ordered to pay a hefty fine and retune its tactics, which can also be good for shareholders. It appears the Judge did not find MSFT guilty of any criminal behavior, but that may come in the Conclusions of Law, but I doubt this too.

Food for thought,

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