Microsoft’s seemly success which has resulted in an increase of it’s profits is all false as simply is not sold in a real free and open market within the retail sector of both in the United Kingdom and the United States.
Simply put between both the retailers who too afraid to do anything new and Microsoft literacy bribing the retailers and manufacturers to only make and sell computers running the windows operating system which has resulted in the fact that the customer get no other choice but windows computers.
So in the end because of this lack of choice really dampens any real success Microsoft has in the market place as any competition has been suppressed in the retail market itself. It would be interesting to see how Microsoft could actually cope with a real open market in computers.
I doubt if they could survive long in their current form as in a real open market of tablets Microsoft are struggling against likes of Apple, Android and beyond simply because the products they produce simply are not special and if anything very underwhelming.
If the consumers were given the same informed choice of operating systems on computers in general I really doubt Microsoft would be as successful as customers really would like an alternative to Windows 8.1 as a large majority users simply dislike it.
Personally it is high time the computer market was opened up and governments both in the United Kingdom, Europe and the United States forced the retailers to open up the market to remove the strangle hold of Microsoft and give customers a real choice within the retail market!
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