Why is Microsoft so successful 478
What you fail to post and fail to read apparently, since I posted it, was the part where Microsoft's conduct was found to be not causual of their monopoly position. You have to see that, even if you don't like the idea. Why else was Microsoft not fined by the District Court? And why was there no corrective action ordered? Because there was no causual effect shown by the plaintiffs, of course, and that's the facts of the case.
Nope. They reverse engineered DOS so that they could find a hook to run their program. Without a change to the disk drive software, the compression couldn't be applied. Aren't you supposed to be the techie? How come you didn't know that?
Why is Microsoft so successful 479
billwg Just because the acts didnt GAIN them the monopoly, doesn't mean that they didn't act ILLEGALLY in MAINTAINING it. ByTODAYSprices (less than $1CAN-GB) that...
Oh, you keep making things up that you think sound logical, but you don't follow up on the idea, Rick! How much would you pay for disk compression if you had to pay? For less money, you can double your disk drive space by adding hardware instead.
You don't seem to have much regard for the truth, Rick. And even less for the practicalities of the situation.
In comp.os.linux.advocacy, opus wrote on 11 Feb 2005 06:38:43 -0800 If you prefer, we can simply point them to more appropriate newsgroups for fixing bugs: comp.os.linux.setup is arguably the best in that...
Intuit could and did and does set prices for Quicken and TurboTax.
That is a pointless reply, Rick. Think about it.
Mostly the DOJ. There wasn't any "rest of the industry". Between MS and Intuit, they had it all.
Microsoft doesn't "block" any user from anything. You folk have a Debt Collection of sayings that you think sound impressive, but have no meaning in fact. If a user wants to use something besides Windows, then they can and Microsoft is powerless to stop it. Look at all the cola commandos here who are so proudly Windows and Microsoft free. The average user has as much or more sense than these folk and yet you say they are "blocked"? You cannot explain any real mechanism that does the blocking without calling in the user's personal preferences and past familiarity and use of Microsoft products. You say the user is blocked from using, say, OO, because Microsoft has sold him on MS Office. You want the users to switch but you won't do the work to teach the user that your way is better. That is arrogant and disrespectful to the customer. They know it, too, and won't deal with the nut cases touting linux and OSS who run around with their wild stories about Windows and Microsoft products. We call it a "partnership"! LOL!!! Legally from all accounts. Plus the courts have had their oversight committees in place now for over 3 years and nothing even remotely illegal has gone down.
Oh you are not.