It is NEVER a good time to have the government intervene and split up a company. Ever watch what happened to AT&T? 20 (or so) years ago, our brilliant government decided to split them into a bunch of pieces. Now, look, they have bought back all of their subsidiaries and are now as they were 20 years ago. They, like Microsoft, succeeded in their trade. They are back now to what they were 20 years ago. Splitting Microsoft is the worst possible thing that could happen. You may not like them, but the government only messes things up. Intervention NOT needed.