A good article on Microsoft’s “Express Train” by Joe Wilcox on Jupiter’s Microsoft Monitor Research Service.
“Today, Microsoft answered doomsayers that claimed the company had met its match in Linux because there is no single adversary to battle…..
…..I remember when Lotus 123 or WordPerfect cost $600 each. Microsoft trumped both by selling a word processor, spreadsheet and presentation software bundled together for less. I remember people who scoffed at Window NT 4 taking on huge market leader NetWare in 1996. But, Microsoft gave away file-and-print services, which helped catapult NT 4 Server ahead of its rival. Who can forget the browser wars, when Netscape charged for a browser but Microsoft gave one away for free with Windows?…”