In case you've been living under a rock, rumor has it that the DOJ and 19 states are "leaning toward" asking the court to break the company up. Here's a CNNFN.com story for the juicy details. Needless to say, the NASDAQ was not amused; that lean caused Microsoft to lose $66 billion in value in a few hours.
According to whatever source reported the leaning, the recommendation will be that MS be broken up into either two or three companies. One and two will be operating systems and applications software (read Windows and Office), while the possible third would be Internet software and businesses, such as the Microsft Network and perhaps the web browser.
That last one would be interesting, since Microsoft argued so vehemently that the browser couldn't be separated from the operating system. Maybe it's just the DOJ's way of twisting the knife a little.
|Aerocool's Project 7 P7-C1 Pro case reviewed||6|
|Google Project Tango is dead—long live ARCore||9|
|Thermaltake Sync box bridges RGB LED walled gardens||3|
|Intel tips off potential 960 GB and 1.5 TB Optane SSD 900Ps||8|
|Sapphire Nitro+ Radeon RX Vegas put a big chill on spicy-hot chips||22|
|Antec P110 Silent touts quiet looks and quiet operation||11|
|Updated LG Gram laptops put heavy-duty power into feathery bodies||19|
|Monkey Day Shortbread||14|
|Thursday deals: a nice Z370 mobo, a huge VA display, and more||6|