More changes from Microsoft in General Chat Posted June 3, 2006 · Report reply With respect, Bruce, I guess you and I see Microsoft differently. I see no reason to thank a cynical Monopoly Corporation for the faulty software I have to buy from them at greatly inflated prices. If they had not been allowed to ruthlessly crush their competitors, pinch and plagiarize others' ideas, and sneakily embed their applications into their operating systems to prevent competition, I think we users would have been much better off. The computer software industry would be much more varied and competitive, there would be more choice for the consumer, and real development work would be done. There would be no room for smug complacency or products with built-in fishhooks, and because of the competition prices would have to be more reasonable.