"On the same day that Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates
announced a new strategy within the so-called "Wintel" duopoly, the
software giant sparked new concerns about its domination of world
markets and also faced a direct challenge to its operating systems
dominance in Japan."
"The renewed fears of Microsoft domination center on the
company's recently revealed strategy of linking its software to the
Internet. Some have accused Microsoft of trying to rule the Web
with its new .NET Internet initiative, using tactics similar to
those it employed with its Windows operating system and Internet
"Referring to the latest concerns over Microsoft's .NET
initiative, CEO Steve Ballmer told reporters, "I don't think
anybody can dominate the Internet. If the question is, are we going
to try to get a high percentage of all Web site developers and
users to buy into that -- hallelujah. I think that's exactly what
people should want us to do. And exactly what people should want
our competition to do."
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