Microsoft Windows XP Lite and Monopoly Maintenance

Posted by osViews on Aug 16, 2004 8:50 AM EDT
osOpinion/osViews; By Kelly McNeill
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Earlier this month, Microsoft announced that it would be offering crippled versions of Windows at a reduced rate to developing countries. The company said that the strategy is meant to address piracy that is prevalent in these areas due to a public that receives exceptionally lower income levels as compared to the rest of the world. David Sugar submitted the following editorial to osOpinion/osViews, which shows that Microsoft's intentions aren't as noble as the company implies and that this is simply one more example of the company using its illegal monopoly position to stifle competition.

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