Re: which bill in which washington?
Tue, 27 Oct 1998 08:28:50 -0600

From: "tsoon" <>

> I agree with the comments so far re Microsoft. Linux is apparently gaining
> ground in the corporate market already. Private monopolies don't last long,
> I don't see how they could. With a high enough monopoly profit any entry
> barrier is worth jumping over from the perspective of a potential rival. The
> specific case against Microsoft (product bundling) is even weaker.

And lets not forget the particular vulnerability that Microsoft has as an actual or potential monopoly: it is as easy to pirate the software as buy it. If the price gets too high, or the product and service become too crappy, people will simply stop paying for it. No amount of law enforcement can stop that.