Cloud computing to make an end to Microsoft's monopoly?

Posted on Thursday, Aug 13 2009 @ 07:00 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
TechnologyReview takes a look at the latest developments in the software industry and explores whether cloud computing is a serious threat to Microsoft's monopoly over the operating system market. You can read it over here.
Going after Microsoft's operating system used to be hopeless. When I covered the company for the Wall Street Journal in the 1990s, I chronicled one failed attempt after another by software innovators to wrest control of the field from Bill Gates. IBM failed. Sun failed. Borland. Everybody. By the end of the 1990s, the quest had become a kind of ritualized suicide for software companies. Irresistible forces seemed to compel Gates's rivals, driving them toward self-destruction..

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Thomas De Maesschalck

Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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