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18 Oct 2021 13:24:10 EDT (-0400)
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From: Tim Cook
Date: 28 Sep 2007 17:31:47
Message: <46fd72c3$1@news.povray.org>
Warp wrote:
>   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.

-- 
Tim Cook
http://home.bellsouth.net/p/PWP-empyrean

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