Notebook: Aug. 18, 1997

WINNERS & LOSERS

APPLE FALLS FROM THE TREE

[WINNERS]

BILL GATES Darth Vader plays white knight. his $150 million is antitrust insurance on the cheap

LARRY ELLISON Oracle boss gets on Apple's board without taking a bite. (But he's in the tent with his archrival, Gates)

STEVE JOBS Puts juice back in the company he was once frozen out of

[& LOSERS]

JIM BARKSDALE With Microsoft's browser destined for every Mac and Windows PC, is Netscape's the new Betamax?

SCOTT MCNEALY Crying in his Java? Apple and MS do an electronic end run around Sun Microsystems' CEO

STEVE JOBS...

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