Real Competition

from the how-to-beat-Microsoft dept

A very good look at the competition between Microsoft and Real Networks. They explain why Real Networks has been able to maintain a lead and why it’s different than the situation with Netscape/Microsoft (the switching costs are much higher). They also explain that the real reason Microsoft wants to “own” the streaming media market is to sell more NT servers. Of course, I vaguely recall similar articles about Netscape a few years back as well. They were all about selling server software, also, weren’t they?

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