Good job losing my posts C9. Forget it then...   

The short version was: Internal and external competition is healthy. It results in better products. That is why Apple is so successful. The iPhone competes with the iPod, and the iPad competes with them both. The iPad also competes with a Macbook. The Macbook competes with the iMac, and Apple TV competes with everything I just listed. 

Microsoft's lack of internal competition results in worse products brought to market and lazy staff.