A little over twenty years ago, US Attorney General Janet Reno stated Microsoft had “used its monopoly power to develop a choke hold on the browser software needed to access the internet.” Although Microsoft would lose DoJ vs. Microsoft, Microsoft survived. The root cause of this near disaster? Microsoft’s attempt to kill off Netscape, Internet Explorer’s web browser rival. That was then. This is now. This week Microsoft announced it was abandoning its inhouse, proprietary web browser: Edge.
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