The Case For Microsoft

Why Windows and Microsoft Office should stay under one roof

Two weeks ago, in response to the government's proposed regulatory scheme to break up Microsoft, I said that our company could not have created the Windows operating system if we had been prohibited from developing Microsoft Office as well. The symbiotic nature of software development may not be obvious outside the industry, but it is a phenomenon that has produced enormous consumer benefits. Windows and Office--working together and drawing on each other's features and innovations--have improved personal computing for millions.

The benefits of developing operating systems (OSs) and applications software under the same roof will increase as new intelligent devices emerge...

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