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More links re: Microsoft's business practices

  ...might explain why some people are "so angry" at Microsoft...
  Standish group report shows Microsoft NT clearly inferior to Solaris (Unix)
  for mission critical applications.
  Standish Group Responds to Microsoft attack:
  Predictable "name-calling" response by Microsoft and defense in the name of
  Reason by the authors of the Standish Report.
   explains "rent seeking" [why windows is so "cheap"]
  ..explains some of MSFT's "business practices" with a comparasion to
  similar tactics used by a large chain vendor to drive a small competitor
  out of business.[example from the author's personal experiences]