Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 28th Nov 2012 15:17 UTC
Windows "As we pass the one month anniversary of the general availability of Windows 8, we are pleased to announce that to-date Microsoft has sold 40 million Windows 8 licenses. Tami Reller shared this news with industry and financial analysts, investors and media today at the Credit Suisse 2012 Annual Technology Conference. Windows 8 is outpacing Windows 7 in terms of upgrades." Not bad, but there are the usual asterisks, as Ars notes.
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And GPL is a copyright license...

MS largely brought us inexpensive & powerful machines (suitable for nice *nix workstation), thankfully killed the mess with 80s micros. If anything, the scales of Wintel PCs brought tremendous rates of technological growth.

Microsoft is a monopoly because the market naturally gravitated to such state via economies of scale, and because other options were worse ( ).
Oh, and also because people like and pirate Windows on a big scale ( )

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