Does Microsoft Have Too Much Power?

Essay by DarkcrownUniversity, Bachelor's January 1997

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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 innovative new operating system known as OS/2, but will they have a chance? Microsoft may be unstoppable with its foundation, influence and power but is that enough to practically own the computerized world as we know it?

Usually, when we mention Microsoft in any form, we must have the registered trademark symbol right the word.

The name is a well-known word in virtually everyone's life. Although it is the super-empire it is today, Microsoft was once a small software business ran by a young Bill Gates in a tiny office. Consisting of a few young adults, they were not progressing as much as they would like too. Their competitor, Digital Research, created the first operating system, known as the CP/M-86 system. Though, not glamorized, CP/M did exist. Their competitors had it a little worse, working out of their not so tidy two story house, made up of a husband and wife. 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...