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The Motley Fool: Microsoft the Overdog: Ultimate Rule Maker? Not!

(Author Rob Landley summarizes a lot of the bad news about
Microsoft that is building momentum for open-source
software.)

“… no matter how much AOL was willing to pay for Netscape, the
fact remains that Netscape will not continue as an independent
company. It did not have the resources to overcome…
Microsoft’s… monopolies…”

“As Microsoft is learning, a captive audience is not the same
thing as a loyal customer base.”

“This may explain why a recent study from International Data
Corporation found that over the past year Linux shipments have more
than tripled from 6.8 percent to 17.2 percent of the server OS
market.”

Read
Microsoft the Overdog
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