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| People worry about Microsoft because it controls base technologies.
| It controls the operating system most people use, and basic
| applications. The company dominates these markets and can charge
| monopoly rents on them.
| The fall launches of Vista and Office may be the last time Microsoft
| gets to leverage these advantages, however. With each generation of
| Windows, and Office, more of its user base is left behind. Those who
| refuse to upgrade, because of the cost (including the cost of new
| hardware) are no longer part of the "base" which Microsoft can
| As more refuse to pay the price, in other words, Microsoft code
| becomes less-and-less priceless.
Read on, Windows trolls.