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The consumer cost of the Microsoft monopoly: $10 billion of overcharges and counting

Report by the Consumer Federation of America Media Access
Project US Public Interest Research Group, January 1999.

“Microsoft’s pricing strategy is nothing less than a
comprehensive campaign to force millions of consumers to pay high
prices for unneeded capacity. A low priced PC would open the
information age to the 50 percent of households that do not yet
have a PC, but it comes into conflict with Microsoft’s revenue
growth goals.”

This is the report upon which our earlier story, InfoWorld: Study:
Microsoft overcharged users $10 billion
was based.

Complete
report
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