Summary: A glance at an old antitrust exhibit and what it teaches us about Microsoft’s ringleader
Bill Gates had no plan to compete on price/performance. It was all about monopoly and creating dependency. Fortunately FLOSS (Free Libre Open Source Software) like GNU/Linux and Android/Linux have emerged to save us from his plan for world domination but it has taken far too long because governments did not squash M$ for breaking the laws of competition. I think 2011 was the last year M$ could dictate anything to the world. In 2012 they are largely seen as irrelevant and not a major player going forward.
“The best way to prepare is to write programs, and to study great programs that other people have written. In my case, I went to the garbage cans at the Computer Science Center and I fished out listings of their operating systems.”