- Microsoft has had a monopoly in the software industry since the earliest days.
- This has given Microsft unparalleled market power and pricing power and consumers have been worse off for it.
- Microsoft has chosen to abuse its market power and position by charging outrageous licensing fees for its software and services stack.
- Enterprise and consumers are beholden to Microsoft and content to allow Microsoft to fleece them for all their worth despite the fact that open source alternatives have been available and existed since the earliest days of the software and computing industry.
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