Microsoft Hatred FAQ

Not Bill Gates nbg at nbg.invalid
Tue Oct 25 16:22:53 CEST 2005

davids at wrote...

>     1) There is no other operating system worth selling. In this case, you 
> are right, you have no choice but to sell the Microsoft OS, but the deal 
> they're offering you harms you in no way. (Unless you intended to sell PCs 
> with no OS at all.)
>     2) There are other realistic competing operating systems. In this case, 
> you were foolish to agree to Microsoft's deal. You lost out on the realistic 
> competing markets. That is, unless Windows only really was a better deal, in 
> which case you were wise to take the deal and have no reason to be upset.

The flaw with this is that business owners don't get to decide what 
the market wants.  And the market wanted the Microsoft OS.  Every 
other OS in the market had bit player status, via the economic 
principle called increasing returns. 

You either sell what the market wants, or you go out of business.

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