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Many personal computers run on a version of Microsoft Windows. How is this both beneficial and detrimental?

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I think that the answer to this is going to be dependent on your own personal position on Microsoft as a company and Windows as an operating system.  On one hand, I think that a case can be made for Microsoft being one of the preeminent corporations to help widen computer and internet access.  Microsoft recognized an emptiness in the marketplace and was able to fill a need that was embraced by many.  The presence of Microsoft reflects how the free market can work and how...

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