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That makes it even more anti-competitive, since it makes it readily apparent that they're leveraging one area (Server Licensing) to artificially stimulate another (Enterprise Cloud vis-a-vis Azure Vs. Azure).

Hopefully the US Government doesn't deem Windows Server a monopoly or they're in deep trouble.

I wouldn't think Windows Server is anywhere close to a monopoly, unless you define it narrowly, like Windows Server is a monopoly for Exchange installs or something like that.

They're a monopoly for companies that are already locked into Win32 or Win32-specific applications.

Once again we have a definition of “monopoly” on HN that is nowhere near reality.

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