> 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.
Ooops that should have been from non-american companies, or european
companies, like ericcson, but I have to agree with Kate... the days of the
US thinking it can do without the rest of the world are not over yet, but
its getting there.
On that topic.. did anyone see the article on wired about how Linux has a
much better uptake (%usage terms) outside of the USA than
inside. American usage is quite low, whereas Canadian usage is very high.
>> 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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