Selling Linux to Windows Users
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Thu Dec 11 20:52:33 UTC 2008
Derek Broughton wrote:
> Kjetil Halvorsen wrote:
>> On Tue, Dec 9, 2008 at 15:59, Derek Broughton <news at pointerstop.ca>
>>> Matthew Flaschen wrote:
>>>> Derek Broughton wrote:
>>>>> Monopoly _is_ a low-life business act, which is why
>>>>> even the heartl of capitalism, the USA, has laws against it
>>>>> (toothless, true, but laws all the same).
>>>> Actually, it's perfectly legal to have a monopoly, as long as you
>>>> don't commit ant-competitive acts to acquire or maintain it.
>>> That's splitting hairs of the finest kind, since it's really
>>> _difficult_ to have a monopoly without being anti-competitive.
>> That is not splitting hairs. I prefer (in calculators) a calculator
>> with reverse polish notation (RPN). Those are expensive because only
>> HP makes them. But HP did nothing to monopolize the market,
>> every maker is free to make RPN calculators. Until they do, I
>> will have to pay HP's heavy price.
> Are you sure they did nothing to monopolize the market? Microsoft
> doesn't do anything to prevent competition in their markets, either -
> they just buy out any company that _is_ providing competition. In any
> case, I've _owned_ non-HP RPN calculators, so HP doesn't have a
err, by that logic, MS doesn't have a monopoly either.
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