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It was entirely intended to be so.

I didn't say that it isn't so, in fact, I said exactly what I meant and I don't see the problem with it. You said one of the best things M$ have done is providing an OS that runs games. I stated (as a rhetorical question ) that what M$ have done is forced you to only have one option, not give you the option.
how are they forcing anyone ? isn't it up to the developers to decided what OS to support ? also microsoft allows apple to run Windows on their computers right ? So you are basically playing games on a mac
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how are they forcing anyone ? isn't it up to the developers to decided what OS to support ? also microsoft allows apple to run Windows on their computers right ? So you are basically playing games on a mac
They force people by abusing their monopoly on OSes.

Because everyone has Windows installed, if M$ doesn't support OpenOffice's format, and releases a new format with no documentation that OpenOffice can't read, suddenly, everyone has to use Windows and M$ Office, because everyone else does, as they need to read the files they get sent.
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They force people by abusing their monopoly on OSes.

Because everyone has Windows installed, if M$ doesn't support OpenOffice's format, and releases a new format with no documentation that OpenOffice can't read, suddenly, everyone has to use Windows and M$ Office, because everyone else does, as they need to read the files they get sent.
yea i've had that problem, but they have a business to run. No one in the right mind would support a free version of something, while they sell something similar for money
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yea i've had that problem, but they have a business to run. No one in the right mind would support a free version of something, while they sell something similar for money
Yes. I'm not saying they should have to, I'm just saying that It's not good for the consumer, and definitely not something I'd consider as a 'good thing M$ have done'.
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