Commentary: Microsoft: There's More Than One Way To Play Monopoly

For years, Microsoft Chairman William H. Gates III has had a simple answer for trustbusters who accused his company of acting like an old-fashioned monopoly: Unlike the railroads and oil companies that inspired the Sherman Act a century ago, Microsoft Corp. doesn't jack up prices on captive customers. On the contrary, says Gates: "The price of software has come down in every category we are in, while the power of the software has improved."

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