Another interesting article of that bastion of liberalism, Salon. Proudly Serving My Corporate Masters by former Microsoft programmer, Adam Barr, is reviewed here.
Apparantly Microsoft's sucess is more down to hiring extremely able people and sucessfully evangelising its products rather than the monopilising tendencies alleged by the Lunix weenies. I can well believe that as a highly skilled MSCD, I find Microsoft's support of their developers is superb with their MSDN site being extremely well organised. I can't find this equivalent in the shareware world. My lesson from this is that you have to pay for excellence.