Originally Posted by JoBlo69
Software monopoly's should work in a similar way. MS knows that they make the only main stream consumer OS. SO they pretty much do whatever they want without thinking to much about what the consumer wants (guessing).
Good guess... lol
But that's exactly right. m$ knows people are going to buy their product no matter what, because they're the only dog on the block. The product can be as crappy as they care to make it, and the price can be as high as they want it to be. If a competitor comes along, they either buy them out or undercut them by ridiculously lowering the prices (the monster, m$, can handle it, but the new dog cannot.) Monopoly is a fun game, but only when you're playing it on a board. Well, that's not true. I'm sure it's fun for SeÃ±or Gates.