Subject: Re: HBS WK: Who will win Microsoft or Linux?
From: Ian Lance Taylor <>
Date: 06 Jun 2005 16:47:15 -0400

"Anderson, Kelly" <> writes:

You say this:

> How does it benefit Microsoft to have a lot of poor people using it's
> systems? They make the argument that it does, but I just don't get that
> one.

And then you say this:

> The thing that makes or breaks a particular operating system is how many
> applications run on it.

So you've answered your own question: MS benefits by having poor
people use its OS because that tends to lead to having more
applications run on it.