Scott McNealy, opperhoofd van Sun en altijd wel bereid om een paar sappige uitspraken over zijn vrienden bij Microsoft te doen, verwacht dat Microsoft in stukken wordt gehakt :
Sun Microsystems today predicted rival Microsoft Corp would be forced to break up as a result of the landmark antitrust case against it.
``If I were a betting person, I'd say they are going to break them up,'' McNealy told reporters when asked about the case after a speech at the Comdex computer show here.
[...] McNealy, a perennial Microsoft antagonist, complained in Senate testimony last year about the company's operating system monopoly and is embroiled in a lawsuit alleging Microsoft has tried to ``pollute'' Sun's popular Java language. McNealy said he believed Microsoft:
The latter suggestion was a reference to Microsoft's $11 billion spending spree on broadband communications including stakes in cable giants AT&T Corp., Comcast Corp and others.
- should be forced to have transparent pricing,
- should be excluded from making exclusionary agreements,
- should open up application programming interfaces -- road maps for software developers,
- and should be precluded from investing its ``monopoly money'' in intellectual property and in its customers.
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