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One big problem with MSFT's (Microsoft's) OSes (operating systems) since Win95, is that you have to use IE (Internet Explorer) to keep the OS current. My father-in-law is a computing professional who amputated IE from Win95 OSR-2 (according to published uninstallation instructions from MSFT's web site). Since then, he can't run one of the good integrated components of Windows, the "Windows Update." Why? Because his browser is Netscape (with high encryption). This practice hurts not only consumers and Original Equipment Manufacturers (they have to package IE for support reasons), but it also hurts all institutions that use MSFT's OSes. MSFT is, in essence, dictating their costs to support not only a Windows OS, but also all its integrated components. Additionally, I feel that the DOJ (Department of Justice) has gone soft on MSFT because every government PC I've ever seen uses some form of the Windows OS. The Department of the Army's standard OS is Windows NT.
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