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____/ chrisv on Monday 28 Nov 2011 20:58 : \____
>>When sub-notebooks came out there was a race to the bottom
> Not a race to the "bottom", but a race to a highly competitive market
> with thinner profit margins than what M$ considers acceptable.
>>and Windows started to cost $0 (or negative pricing), so Microsoft had
>>to kill sub-notebooks with tricks like hardware limitations,
> That market was far from free and open, of course, being dominated by
> a malevolent monopolist with the power to "incentify" other companies
> right out of the market.
Indeed, it's about fair competition, not just Free software. Monopolists
slow down technological progress and kill jobs.
~~ Best of wishes
Dr. Roy S. Schestowitz, Research Fellow
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