Home
Forums
Articles
Reviews
News Search
News Archive
File Downloads
Chat Client
Polls Page
Contact
Members
Pictures
MWGL Mail Login

Matrox Parhelia Reef Demo The Best DirectX 8 Benchmark Ever?
Dungeon Siege Tweaking Guide
 
Medal of Honor: Pacific Assault
Midnight Club 2: XBOX
Inside Pitch 2003: XBOX
Duke Nukem: Manhattan Project
EverGlide MousePad


 
CaveNetworks

  Friday, Jul 13, 2001 Report News | Archive | Top  
Kodak vs Microsoft
- Posted 8:48 AM By Kagato
EMail News to a Friend  Printer Friendly Version    0 Comments | Add 
For those of you still in the dissolutioned state that Microsoft isn't acting like a monopoly, this Wall Street Journal article (reprinted at ZDNet) ought to be required reading. It's the story of Kodak's cooperation with Microsoft on developing a standard for making digital cameras talk to computers, and how Microsoft repaid Kodak for its cooperation. It's a new variation on what is now a very old theme:
Kodak's story offers a snapshot of a now-familiar tale in the software business. Despite the government's antitrust case against Microsoft, which was partly upheld and partly reversed by a U.S. Court of Appeals last week, the software giant continues to use its monopoly operating-system software as a lever to pry its way into new businesses.
I more than understand about a company having to invent new ways to broaden it's horizon, but too much time is wasted on stuff like this, they should worry more about O/S stability and speed. Microsoft seems to be growing the mentality that they need to develop everything for everybody, what features they see fit are what you get.
 
0 Comments Posted

Add a comment

You have to be logged in in order to post comments..

If you don't have an account yet? Follow this link!

 
Username:

Password:


Click here to Register!

Who do you think makes the best gaming console?
Microsoft
Nintendo
Sony
 
 October
SMTWTFS
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
293031