> Microsoft has already demonstrated how incredibly powerful they are
> and how dependent hardware manufacturers are on them when they released
> the requirement specs for certain hardware to work properly in Vista
> (most prominently display hardware), and the hardware manufacturers
> have had no other option than to submit and to spend money and resources
> in creating compatible hardware.
> I think there's something very wrong when one single company can
> dictate what a myriad of other companies must do, lest they make a
> financial suicide. That sounds illegal. Monopoly laws anyone?
I call BS. Microsoft hardly forces anyone to write programs that just
run on Windows; everybody just decides that they won't support other
OSes. The could if they wanted. They're the ones choosing not to.
I think it's wrong when a myriad of other companies can dictate what one
single company is allowed to do with their own product. Don't like
where MS is going? Switch to *nix or make Steve Jobs all giddy by going
Mac en masse. MS'll get the point.
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