SURPRISE SETTLEMENT EVENLY SPLITS MICROSOFT;
ONE FIRM TO MAKE SOFTWARE, OTHER TO MAKE PATCHES
Redmond, Wash. - In a surprise settlement today with nine U.S. states,
Microsoft agreed to be split into two independent companies - one that
will continue to make Microsoft operating systems, browsers, and server
software, and another, potentially larger company that will make
patches for Microsoft operating systems, browsers, and server software.
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