Scot Hacker on He Who Controls the Bootloader. Yeah, he starts out talking about BeOS, which may or may not be of interest to you. But keep on, because he eventually makes a point that’s bugged me for a long time.

It’s always bothered me how the antitrust lawsuit seemed to focus on the browser wars. I believe that integration of the browser with the OS (or really, I guess, with the file manager) is a competitive advantage. Hell, I love it in KDE.

No, the real problem is Microsoft’s abusing their monopoly on the desktop by strong-arming OEMs with license agreements that forbid offering a choice between a Microsoft OS and another OS as a boot option. And the DOJ dropped the ball.