[Wolves] MS tightens the screw

Andy Wootton andy.wootton at wyrley.demon.co.uk
Thu Apr 6 10:55:35 BST 2006

Peter Cannon wrote:

>I think I need to make it clear I don't have the rabid hatred for Microsoft 
>that others do, 98% of my working day is selling MS based solutions.
I don't hate their products. I hate their business practices and I think 
you are heading in the same direction Pete. I felt exactly the same 
about IBM when they had a monopoly. Market share corrupts. Didn't HP 
give evidence to the European Comminsion that Microsoft had leaned on 
them when they first started shipping Linux laptops?

Microsoft used to claim that most machines without an OS were being 
loaded with pirated copies of Windows but now every copy has to be 
registered when it is installed and updates are monitored what is their 

I guess Apple can get away with it because they have complete control of 
their channels. I wonder if Microsoft will support Apple forcing someone 
who wants to run XP on a Mac Mini to buy a copy of OS X that they don't 


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