I've avoided following the day-to-day details of the
Microsoft trial - but I suppose the final ruling is
"A federal judge Wednesday ordered that Microsoft be
split into two companies, the largest court-ordered breakup
since the 1984 dismantling of telephone giant AT&T.
Under the order, Microsoft would be divided into a PC
operating systems company, and a company that holds the
remainder of its business, including its dominant Office
suite of applications, the Internet Explorer Web browser and
Of course, the appeals process could take up to 2 years.