Microsoft "may have to lower prices"

A REPORT IN PC Week, renamed e-week before the dotcom.bubble popped, said that Microsoft has warned its shareholders it might have to drop prices on its software. This will horrify system builders who have now got used to Microsoft Windows being the most expensive "component" of a PC.

The Vole made its warning in a filing to the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

It believes "Open Source" and its proponents are weakening its business model and are lobbying governments worldwide.

And it said the company might have to reduce the prices it charges for its products.

Profits and margins might fall if that happens, it tells the regulatory body.

News source: The inq.

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