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If Microsoft was the company involved everyone would be crying fowl about how they are a monopoly and this is the ultimate evil.

This is exactly how Microsoft behaved in the 90s.

You mean if this was 10 years ago. I haven't heard anyone use Microsoft and monopoly in the same sentence for years.

The phrase has a bit of renewed meaning with the Windows 8 Hardware Certification and its affect on open source / free operating systems.

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