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InfoWorld: Buggy Whips for India

Dec 02, 2002, 08:30 (9 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Russell Pavlicek)

[ Thanks to Jason Greenwood for this link. ]

"The combination of an operating system, e-mail client, Web browser, and office software has proven to be powerful in the current market. So powerful, in fact, that the combination has led many to believe that Microsoft has a lock on the business desktop market. Even the court found Microsoft to have a monopoly in this area.

"But that was the old software market. In the new software market, these pieces don't enable a monopoly, but a choice. Using open standards and open source, these components can be mixed and matched, giving the user or IT department maximum flexibility and control at minimum cost. That's a far cry from giving the software provider maximum power.

"In the United States, the old software market has the advantage of being entrenched in business management. But that is not the case in other nations..."

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