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?