A few years ago there were dissenting voices about the Microsoft anti-trust case, a good number of the voices will be incredulous with the news today that antitrust regulators, seeking further controls on Microsoft’s activities, dismissed Google, Firefox, Ajax and SaaS as “piddling players” that provide no real competition to Microsoft’s dominance.

Herein lies the problem with regulation of the marketplace – the fact is a businesses competencies gives them the opportunity to garner significant market share – Google owns standard search because it does it best – to regulate against that is nonsensical.

So to with IE and the Win OSs, people are voting with their feet, linux and MacOS are ascendant, technology will render operating systems irrelevant in the medium future, Firefox has significant market share and SaaS is revolutionising the desktop application space.

The current action makes no sense and will be detrimental to ourselves, the users of this stuff

Ben Kepes

Ben Kepes is a technology evangelist, an investor, a commentator and a business adviser. Ben covers the convergence of technology, mobile, ubiquity and agility, all enabled by the Cloud. His areas of interest extend to enterprise software, software integration, financial/accounting software, platforms and infrastructure as well as articulating technology simply for everyday users.

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