Conflicting Views On Microsoft In China
from the so-which-is-it dept
However, what's stranger is that this Business Week editorial comes soon after competitor Fortune Magazine has an article about how Microsoft has finally succeeded in China by not worrying so much about piracy -- and, in fact, recognizing that it was a good thing in the market, as it kept people from moving to Linux. While it may have taken Microsoft a while to realize that its old strategy of charging ridiculous prices wasn't going to work, Microsoft did eventually bring much cheaper offerings to market -- adapting to the competitive situation, rather than focusing solely on copyright laws. So, while it is true that clamping down on infringement may drive emerging economies directly into the waiting arms of competing products, it sounds like Microsoft may have recognized this point already.