28 July 2005

And another Microsoft story...

I saw this yesterday.
It's a paper by an Australian company (vested interests not specified), about the cost to the world of Microsoft's monopoly (quick estimate = $10billion/year)

It makes some interesting reading. Personally I suspect it could be more than that. In the UK, the government has a very cos(tl)y relationship with MS for instance.

The authorities are often too scared/feeble/incompetent to do anything about it. I also wonder whether their competitors mind hugely? Does Apple win or lose by MS charging what it does for MS Office for instance?

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