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InfoWorld: Study: Microsoft overcharged users $10 billion

Thanks to Marty for this
link.

“Over the past three years, Microsoft has overcharged consumers
$10 billion for its operating system, and, if undeterred, it could
overcharge another $15 billion over the next two years, according
to a study released Friday by several consumer research
groups.”

“Microsoft has used anticompetitive business practices to drive
other companies out of the market or prevent their entry,
protecting its monopoly and thus enabling it to charge higher
prices than rivals…”

“Everybody else in the [computer] industry has been providing
more functionality at lower prices,” Cooper said….”Meanwhile,
Microsoft’s profit margin is five times the rest of the
industry…”


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