#149181 - 03/17/0403:08 AMA blow to Microsoft's armor?
What do you think, HP will begin selling Linux based PCs. A blow to MS armor, or simply a distraction? The article makes a very good point about MS's failure to capitalize in the Asian market.<br><br>http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/3518558.stm<br><br>
it's a small but important step. once companies start to see that M$ is not the only choice they will actually consider making the move towards other systems. but of course we don't know what M$ is going to do to fight the trend. they might actually start selling windows for a nominal price to keep customers with them.<br><br>
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#149183 - 03/17/0407:06 AMRe: A blow to Microsoft's armor?
Yes, business migration to Linux for some aspects of their IT is vital in the effort to prevent total MS dominance of the OS market. However businesses will only switch if it is in the interests of their profits, not for anti-MS feelings.<br><br>Windows, and Office are priced over the top, time for some competition. Hopefully the European Union anti-trust division will be able to implement a huge penalty, and if legal, a break-up of Microsoft. <br><br>I admire Microsoft for their success and business savyness, and actually blame MS competitors for their failures in fighting MS. However Microsoft's market share and power in the software market is ridiculous, and bad for innovation, competiton, consumers, and has reached a point where break-up should be considered.<br><br>
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