Linked by David Adams on Tue 5th Aug 2008 21:20 UTC, submitted by JCooper
Microsoft Microsoft . . . complained in its annual report that it was facing increasing pressure from open source companies. It claims they are stealing its ideas and benefiting from its intellectual property. "A number of commercial firms compete with us using an open source business model by modifying and then distributing open source software to end users at nominal cost and earning revenue on complementary services and products." Also see analysis at Microsoft Watch.
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RE[3]: Yeah...
by JamesTRexx on Wed 6th Aug 2008 12:29 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Yeah..."
JamesTRexx
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2005-11-06

They're not a monopoly. I can just as easily buy a Mac or a Linux preloaded computer as I can a Windows one.


Yes, that's why every model on sites like Dell, HP, etc. has an option to choose between Windows, Linux, BSD, or no OS at all. >.<

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