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CNET News: Microsoft's Forgotten Monopoly

Jun 20, 2006, 23:30 (12 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Hakon Wium Lie)

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"The story of how Microsoft used its monopoly in operating systems to acquire a dominant position in office applications and browsers has often been told. But there's another Microsoft monopoly that's rarely mentioned, even though most of us see it every day.

"Microsoft's fonts are used to display most Web pages on the planet. Even Linux and Mac users, who often have fled Windows to avoid dependence on Microsoft, read most of their content using Microsoft fonts..."

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