Thanks for adding some balance to this thread. Another cost of doing
business is the threat and defense of litigation. For example, Microsoft is
regularly being sued by the European Union. I am sure that these costs are
passed on to European customers. I found it amusing when the US Justice
Department brought its anti-trust suit against Microsoft, while it ignored
government monopolies like the US Postal Service and public school systems.
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