Microsoft Hatred FAQ

Lasse Vågsæther Karlsen lasse at vkarlsen.no
Thu Oct 27 13:46:18 CEST 2005


David Schwartz wrote:
> Roedy Green wrote:
<snip>
> competing products. (Just as Burger King corporate will not you sell Big 
> Macs in the same store in which you sell Whoppers.)

Rather odd comparison don't you think ?

A better comparison would be if Burger King purchases the fries from a 
factory that says that Burger King has to give out a pack of fries with 
all meals, regardless of the type of meal, or they are going to raise 
the price. In other words, you'll be forced to take a pack of fries with 
your ice cream, salad or what not. Considering that McDonalds have been 
selling meals with "potato-boats" (don't know the correct english term 
for it, carved potato pieces fried), they'd have to give you a pack of 
fries with your meal regardless, even if you want to replace the fries 
with "potato-boats".

Also, in this case Burger King "won't sell you" is not the same as 
"can't sell you", which seems to be the case with this whole Microsoft 
discussion. I'm pretty sure you wouldn't be able to easily buy a 
computer from Microsoft with OS/2 installed or vice versa either and I'm 
not sure they would be obliged to do so either. However, controlling 
what an independant outlet is doing, that's different.

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