Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 26th Jan 2007 21:37 UTC
Windows A coalition of rivals charged on Friday that Microsoft's new Vista operating system coming out next week will perpetuate practices found illegal in the European Union nearly three years ago. The group, which includes IBM, Nokia, Sun Microsystems, Adobe, Oracle and Red Hat, said its complaints made last year are yet to be addressed just days before Vista is due for release.
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RE[2]: cry babies
by Hamman on Sat 27th Jan 2007 17:15 UTC in reply to "RE: cry babies"
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A monopoly can only be created through government intervention. Under capitalism, everyone has the right to compete, and thus no monopolies are created. Microsoft has an alleged monopoly. Yet there are several other big operating systems retailing all over the world. How could this be? If Microsoft somehow managed to make people buy their inferior products(without the use of force), why is it that Apple can provide an operating system with features similar to Vista years before the release of the latter? How can Apple have several percent of the market IF MICROSOFT IS THE SOLE SUPPLIER?
Microsoft is not a monopoly, and it is not anti-competitive. If they wish to dump their prices to take out Apple, then fine. They'll make extreme losses, and soon a host of new companies will rise to the challenge.

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