[email protected] Reseller: Intuit’s CEO calls for ‘OS neutrality’

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for this link.

“With the growth of the Internet, I believe it is now important
that the operating system [and its extensions, the browser and the
[Microsoft] Start page] be neutral not only with respect to
applications, but also with respect to Internet-based content and
services,” says Harris.

“Because Microsoft owns the dominant operating system, Microsoft
also controls the premier distribution mechanism for any software
application, which is distribution with the operating system
itself,” Harris contends. “With this unique method of distribution,
Microsoft has the unparalleled power to favor one product over
another by tying competitive products to the operating system, as
it has done by distributing Internet Explorer with each copy of