Microsoft Dividend is Good for Linux
You would think that having a monopoly in your business would have no comprehensible downsides to it, but Microsoft's monopoly, combined with the maturity of the computing marketplace means that its growth potential is practically nonexistent. Thad Phetteplace contributed the following editorial to osOpinion/osViews, which analyses Microsoft's recent dividend to its shareholders. His editorial draws parallels to Microsoft's new plateau-like growth strategy and new opportunities for Linux and open source software.
(Submitted by Kelly McNeill Tue Jul 27, 2004 )
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