Thursday, June 21, 2007

The Power of Monopoly

Knowledge is power (and profit) for Microsoft.  Since the MS-DOS era, Microsoft application programs have used secrets about the OS to give their products an advantage.  More recently, Google says that Microsoft has been slowing down competing file-search products, making MS's Instant Search appear better by comparison.   Following Google's  anti-trust complaint to the  US Justice Dept., MS might make some changes:
In response to claims that Vista’s “Instant Search slows competing products, Microsoft agreed to give competitors technical information to help optimize performance.

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