Actually, that is a VERY good example. Does MS have a monopoly on word processing? No. You can always write up soemthing on a different platform/application. Hell, you can save it as rich text and others should read it fine. Do they have the ability to strongarm vendors and competitors as well as the power to break "open" standards like DNS, DHCP, TCP/IP, XML, HTML, etc and force other people to having to follow suite? Yes. That is where teh monopolistic powers reside. Does IBM have the power to do the same? No. Someone said it themselves. IBM added their interactive tax, and people ARE moving away. Adam Lang Systems Engineer Rutgers Casualty Insurance Company http://www.rutgersinsurance.com ----- Original Message ----- From: "Leif Svalgaard" <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: <email@example.com> Sent: Monday, December 31, 2001 9:54 AM Subject: Re: Changed to: Interactive Tax > according to your logic, Microsoft is not a monopoly (you can always use > a Mac or Unix or ...), yet it was judged a monopoly. A New Years Resolution > of mine: not use bandwidth on fruitless arguments (if I can keep it is > another matter :-)
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