“Microsoft controls about 95 percent of the world’s PC market. It became the behemoth it is through some heavy-handed tactics, using muscle in some areas to drive out competition in others. And alternatives to Microsoft’s Windows are fairly limited,” writes Allen Wastler for CNN/Money. “Sure, Linux and Apple are out there and have devoted followings. But a lot of schmos like me want to be a lemming and go with the herd, OK?”

“Given all this, it seems fair that the company that overpowered the market and made its product the de facto platform for the world should take the hit for any security problems, right? Wrong,” Wastler writes. “You may not like Microsoft. And you may not like the way it does business. But that doesn’t mean you have a right to vandalize its products or its service. Or hurt the people who use those products.”

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