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Business 2.0: Microsoft's Newest Challenger: Moore's Law

Aug 30, 2002, 00:00 (21 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Eric Hellweg)

" In these recessionary times, holding the line on costs is foremost in most executives' minds. Thankfully, in the technology world--unlike, say, real estate--Moore's Law and its corollaries keep innovation chugging along and prices continually on the decline, thereby lowering costs for us consumers. Case in point: You can buy a low-end computer today for $400, when five years ago it would run you at least $2000...

"Microsoft doesn't appear too worried, telling News.com: "With over 300 million users worldwide, Microsoft Office has become the choice of individuals who need to be more productive and organizations who need a reliable set of tools to run their businesses."

"Should the current economic climate extend even further than many are predicting it will, other non-Microsoft markets could open up, including Linux versions of desktop productivity software. Companies such as Lindows, Mandrake, and CodeWeavers have Microsoft-compatible software out now, but they're struggling to find a market..."

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