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CBSMarketWatch: Microsoft’s a monopoly. Now what?

“In an ideal world, a Microsoft-funded court-ordered omnipotent
software application would automatically launch itself on every PC
running Windows, installing all the technological innovations that
we would have been enjoying, if not for Microsoft’s bad
behavior.”

“In the real world, however, we will probably see something much
different: A settlement (eventually) where Microsoft promises to
play nice with the other kids, and not much more.”

Operating system may be
irrelevant

The truth is, over the last several years, the industry has
changed. Companies have learned how to stay out of Microsoft’s way.
And, more importantly, without judicial interference,
Microsoft’s crown jewel — its operating system that runs on
approximately 90 percent of PCs worldwide — has declined in
importance.”


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