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the microsoft ruling

So MS is free of US government trial shackles... at least for now. Here is coverage from Salon's Scott Rosenberg,, and the Wall Street Journal.

Also, an incredible list of all the markets Microsoft is on, from, and some facts about Microsoft (from this page of the WSJ with tons of info on the trial):

How big is Microsoft? Is it bigger than, say, Belgium? Here's how the software giant measures up by the numbers:

  • Gross revenue from June 2001 to June 2002: $28.4 billion
  • Market value as of Oct. 31: $287.6 billion
  • Money spent on research and development per year: $5.2 billion
  • Number of employees: 50,500
  • Bill Gates's net worth: $43 billion
  • Share of home computer operating system market: About 93%
  • Share of Web browser market: About 96%
  • Countries whose 2001 gross domestic product in U.S. dollars is less than Microsoft's market value: More than 150, including Switzerland, Belgium, Saudi Arabia and Argentina.
  • Categories: technology
    Posted by diego on November 2 2002 at 7:39 PM

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