How To Create Microsoft's AMD?
from the open-the-APIs dept
A good article at Salon pointing out that the AMD/Intel competition has helped to drive innovation and keep Intel honest. So, is there any way to take that lesson and use it in the arguments against Microsoft? The point Scott Rosenberg makes is that the reason AMD can compete with Intel is that (basically) stuff that works with one, works on the other as well. Using that as the basis, then it suggests that the court should force Microsoft to open up the Windows API, which would create a similar situation in operating systems, and take away some of Microsoft’s ability to lock in the customer.