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Why the GIS industry is always ruled by two options only, namely ESRI products and OSGeo projects?

I always wonder, why in GIS industry there are merely two major options available. Although there are many other proprietary software products for GIS, their market share is well below ESRI products ...
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Alternatives to ESRI Business Analyst

Does there exists any other software that can do store-level trade area analysis without much programming overhead? I am particularly interested in: Creating cutomer-derived trade areas that ...