TechWeb: Consumer Groups Applaud Microsoft Trial

“What Microsoft does is profoundly anti-consumer,” said Jamie
Love, director of the Consumer Project on Technology, a
public-interest group in Washington, D.C.

“People do like to decide what operating system to use. Users
want a Linux model where you can use different interfaces on the
same operating system,” Love said.

Despite falling prices for many computer products, Microsoft has
kept its prices high because it can, consumer groups have alleged.
They say the company hides higher prices by bundling more software
with computers, forcing consumers to buy more applications than
they want, and requiring them to buy more computer capacity.


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