Re: What Should Bill Do?
"Craig" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> Plain and simply: Microsoft has been in denial of its monopoly
> position since it split with IBM in the '80s.[/color]
IBM PC and their compatibles were not the dominate personal computer in the
'80s. How did Microsoft get a monopoly running their software on them?
>They continue to believe
> they hold their position based on the quality of their product and the
> loyalty of their customers. Bunk, I say.[/color]
So you're going with the thought-control satellites theory?
> For years, they were the only game in town,[/color]
Which years were those? I can't remember any in which Microsoft was the
"only game in town."
> now they are beginning to
> face competition.[/color]
They faced competition right from the start. CP/M, GEM, Tandy, Commodore,
Apple, Atari, Sun... the list goes on and on.
> They will not survive if they continue to believe
> customers actively chose them over true competitors (Linux for
MS customers do actively choose them over Linux. Nobody from MS breaks
down your door and forces you to buy Windows at gun point.
> They will not survive if they think they can toss out
> ill-conceived products and expect their loyal customers to snap them
> up. That's not how it works in a competitive world.[/color]
Seems to me MS products have been steadily improving...
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