Breaking Windows: How Bill Gates Fumbled the Future of Microsoft

I ordered this book (Breaking Windows: How Bill Gates Fumbled the Future of Microsoft) from the used & new section (for $1.99) a couple of weeks ago and I'm now halfway through. And it's a pretty good book, it gives a good impression how Microsoft resolves certain "issues" and how their strategy works.Some decessions are particulary nasty. For example a couple of years ago, when the browser war was still running, Microsoft got sued for integrating Internet Explorer into Windows. The court ordered that Microsoft should also offer a version of Windows without IE. After some debate Microsoft decided to ship an additional version of Windows with every line of IE code removed. Because IE was part of the OS, and certain parts of the OS relied on IE components, this Windows version was broken. It just didn't work. So people had the choice between an IE-less broken Windows version or a working one which did include IE. They followed the court's order, but well, it didn't work out how people hoped it would.