Too much power

Summary:Even if Microsoft is playing absolutely fair with every other company in the computer business -- which it isn't -- it bears watching. The nearly complete monopoly Windows has as an operating system gives Microsoft too much power over computing.

Even if Microsoft is playing absolutely fair with every other company in the computer business -- which it isn't -- it bears watching. The nearly complete monopoly Windows has as an operating system gives Microsoft too much power over computing. Any non-competitive action that the corporation takes is potentially serious, simply because of Microsoft's control of Windows. Entrepreneurship was at the root of the computer revolution; and now Bill Gates, one of the original entrepreneurs, has the power to crush competitors who might have a better idea. This may be good for Bill Gates, but it is bad for everyone else.

Topics: Microsoft, Operating Systems, Software, Windows

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