Underhand or good old business methodology?

When given an opportunity to voice an opinion I normally leave it to those who know what they are talking about; for example politics, although this has become a political hot potato in the US.

However, with the issue of Microsoft and the 'antitrust lawsuit' raised against them one feels compelled to add my idiom. The first line of thought to a layman may well be to concur with those filing the suit, "haven't they enough of the market already".

But it does tend to fly in the face of modern business methods, and what all budding managers are taught -- never let the opposition get ahead, and employ all [legal] tactics to stay ahead of the game. This is where the issue lies -- are the tactics of Microsoft considered to be underhand or good old business methodology? Bill Gates has quoted the irony of being "punished for freedom and innovation".

Today is June 25th and the day Windows 98 is officially released. Is it for me? I'll wait for the outcome of the case and then decide!

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.
Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

Jon Lloyd

PC World
Show Comments

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Tom Pope

Dynabook Portégé X30L-G

Ultimately this laptop has achieved everything I would hope for in a laptop for work, while fitting that into a form factor and weight that is remarkable.

Tom Sellers

MSI P65

This smart laptop was enjoyable to use and great to work on – creating content was super simple.

Lolita Wang

MSI GT76

It really doesn’t get more “gaming laptop” than this.

Jack Jeffries

MSI GS75

As the Maserati or BMW of laptops, it would fit perfectly in the hands of a professional needing firepower under the hood, sophistication and class on the surface, and gaming prowess (sports mode if you will) in between.

Taylor Carr

MSI PS63

The MSI PS63 is an amazing laptop and I would definitely consider buying one in the future.

Christopher Low

Brother RJ-4230B

This small mobile printer is exactly what I need for invoicing and other jobs such as sending fellow tradesman details or step-by-step instructions that I can easily print off from my phone or the Web.

Featured Content

Product Launch Showcase

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?