W. Gates, KBE

Loren Chandler loren at shopsite.com
Wed Mar 2 13:05:02 MST 2005


http://www.usatoday.com/money/industries/technology/2005-03-01-sir-bill-
usat_x.htm

I love it:

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Straw's statement notwithstanding, critics say, Microsoft's impact has
not been uniformly positive. The European Commission last March ruled
Microsoft used illegal monopolistic practices to extend its flagship
Windows desktop operating system into the computer server and media
player markets.

"Being a convicted monopolist apparently doesn't keep you from getting
knighted," says Linux consultant and advocate Bruce Perens. "I suppose
monarchy and monopoly go well together."
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-Loren




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