Internet Market Close Report for 1998.01.27
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ISDEX & Market Moves Snapshot
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In our view Microsoft's case is that the operating system itself is a browser to applications and functions. A guide engine. The Internet is therefore a natural extension, evolution, of this.
Of course forcing OEMs to bundle Explorer and make it a condition of getting Windows 95 is another story entirely. We've seen a string of applications over the years being absorbed into the OS, faxing, file management, "Windows," etc. Microsoft's whole strategy, it seems, all along has been to leverage its installed base into the latest hot new realm.