Microsoft, XP, .NET, and Hailstorm CNet has a surprisingly good article on Microsoft's war on AOL. It shows how the breathtaking scope of Microsoft's ambition means it does not see itself as a predatory monopolist. I also stumbled upon a site that tracks Microsoft fulltime. It has this accurate analysis of why Microsoft ties its media player into XP and by extension, reveals the real juice behind the government antitrust enquiry into the music biz. That investigation is just an extension of the anti-trust case the government already has against Microsoft.