Monday, September 24, 2007

Unbundling Microsoft Windows

Globalisation Institute - Brussels' most popular think tank website - Unbundling Microsoft Windows
Computers in the European Union should be sold without a bundled operating system, according to this submission to the European Commission. It says that the bundling of Microsoft Windows with computers is not in the public interest, and prevents meaningful competition in the operating system market.

Maybe now linux will hit mainstream desktop, once people get charged $200-300 on their way out of the store with a new computer. And hopefully this will push developers to get linux truly desktop ready, like getting webcams to actually work and have manufacturers create drivers for devices etc.

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