“Microsoft wants us to believe that Internet Explorer and Windows Media Player are tied so deeply in the OS that they cannot be removed. As middleware they are good things, but so is DirectX, and Microsoft doesn’t say that can’t be removed from the operating system. Windows is far more modular than Microsoft wants to admit to the court. Microsoft has grown to the point that they no longer need to compete, and the only way for them to survive as a company is to stop competing and start sharing. If something doesn’t happen to change Microsoft’s behavior, the backlash against them and other corporate giants will send proprietary software and countless tech jobs into obsolescence.” Read the editorial at Kuro5hin.