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ZDNet: Who Gave Microsoft Control of Your IT Costs? You Did

Jul 31, 2002, 14:30 (32 Talkback[s])
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"In response to my recent column about Forgent's belated JPEG patent claim, ZDNet reader Steve Fischer wondered, with some sarcasm, how I could be so critical of Forgent, while I let Microsoft off the hook for what he considered to be an equally extortionist act: a new licensing plan.

"So, what I'm about to say may not sit well with most of you: More power to Microsoft. In fact, more power to any company that manages to hook its customers on proprietary features.

"Admittedly, when you took the road more traveled and ended up beholden to Microsoft, there wasn't--for the most part--an alternate route--at least not one that offered the true advantages of standards. (Linux could change things)..."

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