Two Microsofts: Mulling an alternate reality

Thomas Penfield Jackson has died, and the former U.S. District court judge ruled in 2000 that Microsoft was a monopoly that should be broken up into two companies, ZDNet reports. This part of his decision was over-turned, but what might have happened had the U.S. Court of Appeals upheld his decision to break up Microsoft? Jackson took this approach because he couldn’t stand Microsoft. The irony is that many experts over the years believe that had Jackson been allowed to break the company up into “Baby Bills,” Microsoft actually would have done better…

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