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TechRepublic members share their opinions on the Microsoft ruling

What do TechRepublic members think about the federal government's antitrust ruling against Microsoft? View TechRepublic's survey results here!


Recently, we asked our members to take a survey regarding the recent ruling by Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson in which he found Microsoft guilty of violating the Sherman Antitrust Act. Below are the responses to our survey.

Did Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson's ruling in the Microsoft antitrust case surprise you?
First, we wanted to know whether our members were surprised by the ruling. This is what we found out:
  • No, it's pretty much what I expected all along—82%
  • Yes, I thought Microsoft would prevail—18%

How might your plans to deploy Microsoft technology change as a result of the antitrust verdict?
Next, we wanted to know if the verdict would affect any of our members’ plans to deploy Microsoft technology. The results to the question are as follows:
  • No change; it's business as usual—60%
  • We'll stick with what we have deployed and wait to see what the remedy phase brings—30%
  • My organization will rethink its Microsoft solution strategy before moving to Windows 2000—8%
  • That's it; no more Microsoft solutions for us. We'll use other vendors' technologies—2%

Which approach best describes your selection of enterprise IT solutions?
In this question, we asked our members what portion of Microsoft products their networks contain compared to products made by Microsoft competitors. The results to the question are as follows:
  • Mostly Microsoft—75%
  • All Microsoft all the time—12%
  • Mostly non-Microsoft—12%
  • All non-Microsoft all the time—1%

Which of the following Microsoft solutions has your organization deployed?
Finally, we asked our members which Microsoft solutions are on their networks. Here’s what our respondents sent in:
  • Microsoft Office—14%
  • Windows NT Server—14%
  • Windows 9x—14%
  • Windows NT Workstation—13%
  • Microsoft Internet Information Server—9%
  • Microsoft Exchange Server—9%
  • Microsoft SQL Server—9%
  • Microsoft Proxy Server—5%
  • Windows 2000—5%
  • Microsoft Systems Management Server—4%
  • Microsoft Site Server—2%
  • Microsoft SNA Server—2%
TechRepublic wishes to thank all members who participated in this survey. If you have a comment about the survey results, please feel free to post a message below, or send us a note .
Recently, we asked our members to take a survey regarding the recent ruling by Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson in which he found Microsoft guilty of violating the Sherman Antitrust Act. Below are the responses to our survey.

Did Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson's ruling in the Microsoft antitrust case surprise you?
First, we wanted to know whether our members were surprised by the ruling. This is what we found out:
  • No, it's pretty much what I expected all along—82%
  • Yes, I thought Microsoft would prevail—18%

How might your plans to deploy Microsoft technology change as a result of the antitrust verdict?
Next, we wanted to know if the verdict would affect any of our members’ plans to deploy Microsoft technology. The results to the question are as follows:
  • No change; it's business as usual—60%
  • We'll stick with what we have deployed and wait to see what the remedy phase brings—30%
  • My organization will rethink its Microsoft solution strategy before moving to Windows 2000—8%
  • That's it; no more Microsoft solutions for us. We'll use other vendors' technologies—2%

Which approach best describes your selection of enterprise IT solutions?
In this question, we asked our members what portion of Microsoft products their networks contain compared to products made by Microsoft competitors. The results to the question are as follows:
  • Mostly Microsoft—75%
  • All Microsoft all the time—12%
  • Mostly non-Microsoft—12%
  • All non-Microsoft all the time—1%

Which of the following Microsoft solutions has your organization deployed?
Finally, we asked our members which Microsoft solutions are on their networks. Here’s what our respondents sent in:
  • Microsoft Office—14%
  • Windows NT Server—14%
  • Windows 9x—14%
  • Windows NT Workstation—13%
  • Microsoft Internet Information Server—9%
  • Microsoft Exchange Server—9%
  • Microsoft SQL Server—9%
  • Microsoft Proxy Server—5%
  • Windows 2000—5%
  • Microsoft Systems Management Server—4%
  • Microsoft Site Server—2%
  • Microsoft SNA Server—2%
TechRepublic wishes to thank all members who participated in this survey. If you have a comment about the survey results, please feel free to post a message below, or send us a note .

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