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ODF vs. OOXML: War of the Words Chapter 2

Dec 03, 2007, 19:30 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Andy Updegrove)

"Microsoft is the envy of many vendors for the hugely dominant position it enjoys in two key product areas: PC desktop operating systems--the software that enables and controls the core functions of personal computers--and 'office productivity software'--the software applications most often utilized by PC users, whether at work or at home, to create documents, slides and spreadsheets and meet other common needs. Microsoft's 90% plus market share in such fundamental products is almost unprecedented in the technical marketplace, and this monopoly position enables it to charge top dollar for such software. It also makes it easy for Microsoft to sell other products and services to the same customers.

"Microsoft acquired this enviable position in each case through a combination of luck, single-minded determination, obsessive attention to detail, and a willingness to play the game fast and hard--sometimes hard enough to attract the attention of both Federal and state antitrust regulators..."

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