PC Week: Is Microsoft too big to get out of its own way?

Thanks to Michael Klatsky
for this link.

Columnist John Dodge in the latest issue of PC Week puts out a
very interesting article about Microsoft, with some very
interesting comments about Linux.

“While moderating PC sales will ripple through Microsoft, the
slowing is probably a temporary blip. Still, there will be growing
price pressure as Linux fleshes out and competes on more fronts.
(Linux is as much a fluke as the Internet was in 1993.) Ironically,
while the government’s role is to ensure fair and healthy
competition, the presence of Linux will encourage more vigorous
competition than any government decree–government enforcers are
very aware of this and are unlikely to let Microsoft off with a
slap on the wrist, if they get the chance”

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