Does Microsoft have any real competition?

Does Microsoft Have any Real Competition? Copyright (c) 2003 Gregory S. Diehl In a word, yes.
What’s more, I think they are going to get more.
Microsoft principally rules in working frameworks and office profitability programming.
Windows will be the prevailing OS for quite a while. Yet, I think things will get substantially more fascinating with the Novell/SuSE merger. The monster IBM was at that point behind Linux. (Individuals overlook that if IBM’s product division were a different organization, it would be number two just to Microsoft.) Now, they confront the test from an organization that knows how to market to the endeavor, which Red Hat does not. SuSE gets the channels and business accomplices it needs around the world; Novell can guarantee its survival past NetWare as a contender to the loathed Microsoft. (Novell feels about as firmly about the people from the Northwest as Sun does.)
Also, talking about Sun, they are forcefully pushing StarOffice as an other option to Microsoft Office. It offers document similarity, so anybody on a financial plan may need to in any event think of it as. Corel is additionally keeping it together with WordPerfect and different items, and Novell has GroupWise. So there is no less than a little rivalry in office efficiency, albeit as a matter of fact very little. StarOffice is presently accessible in the retail channel, so that may change.
With Sun and IBM pushing Java/J2EE as the stage for Web administrations, .NET is getting all the opposition it can deal with. For dynamic Web distributing (refreshing from a database) I appear to see at any rate the same number of pages with .jsp (Java Server Pages) or .php (Hypertext Preprocessor) as I do .asp (Active Server Pages, from Microsoft) on the record name. (In the event that you’ve at any point pondered what those abnormal things were that were not .htm or .html, that is it!)
There are two ranges where Microsoft is off by a long shot to the lead position.
Most Web servers are Apache running under Linux, not Microsoft’s Internet Information Server on a Windows box.
In the database field, Microsoft truly confronts firm rivalry. IBM is as yet number one with DB2, and Oracle is not far behind. While SQL Server 2000 is a great deal more hearty and endeavor prepared than its forerunners, it is still in third place. (But a more tightly third place with the versatility and different components of SQL Server 2000.) On the graphs with a slug is MySQL, the Linux of the database world that is increasing more piece of the overall industry in undertakings not requiring the elements of a DB2 or Oracle.