Essay on Does Microsoft Have Too Much Power?

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Does Microsoft Have Too Much Power?

     Initially, there is nothing. Then, there is Bill Gates the founder of
Microsoft. Once a young, eager teenager running a small business of other teenagers, now the richest man in the world controlling an operating system practically every IBM compatible computer in the world uses. Computers are not the only thing that Microsoft desires. Now, they wish to influence the Internet.
With all the opportunities that it offers, many companies race to develop software to get people and businesses on the Internet. Many dislike the power
Microsoft has come to possess and might gain more of, but is there anything anybody can do? IBM has taken on the leader of software with an
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The massive change occurred when a couple of IBM representatives showed up at the door of the CP/M founders only to be turned away. Very rare to happen, since IBM was so highly respected by programmers at the time. IBM is introduced to a young man named Bill Gates, mistaken for an office helper but later strikes a serious offer for Microsoft products. The one program that was unavailable at the time would be an operating system soon to be called QDOS, a raw form of the Disk Operating System we know today. When called upon by IBM, Bill Gates discovers that a man had created an operating system to be pre-installed with the new IBM, scheduled to be released in 1981. The operating system would be similar to the CP/M-86 system created by
Digital Research. The deal will make Bill Gates the wealthiest man in the United
States, with an estimated worth of over thirteen billion dollars. Today, The
Microsoft Cooperation is the worlds most lucrative software empire and yet still has dreams for the future.

     Computers today are very popular among homeowners, businesses and schools. Microsoft began to suffice to the population by creating user-friendly programs such as the ever popular Windows. This graphical interface served as a bridge to the computer illiterate and then began the reign of Microsoft over the population. Untouched by wrath of Microsoft would later be a small minority of
UNIX users and other

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