__/ [ Tim Smith ] on Saturday 29 April 2006 00:48 \__
> In article <2774000.B7EpLq4V0W@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>,
> Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Microsoft 'double locked market'
>> ,----[ Quote ]
>> | Microsoft broke antitrust laws by preventing rivals from entering two
>> | key computer markets, an EU lawyer said at the final day of a court
>> | case.
>> | [...]
>> | Firstly, by using its dominance in the market for personal computers,
>> | Microsoft secured 60% of the market for group servers, the key way
>> | office computers communicate.
> If they were able to prevent rivals from entering, who is providing the
> 40% of the market that isn't using Microsoft?
Platforms that were they before Microsoft had arrived. 'Groupware' solutions
were not innovated by Microsoft. Unlike predecessors that relied on Open
standards, Microsoft 'extended' those standards and kept them in the dark,
undocumented. Embraced and extended. Not yet extinguished, fortunately.
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