Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 13th Feb 2009 10:46 UTC
Microsoft Following in the footsteps of the likes of Apple and Sony, Microsoft has announced via a press release that it is going to launch a chain of Microsoft-owned and operated retail stores. From the press release it becomes clear that the retail stores are not so much about making huge profits, but more about learning from customers what they want and to spread the Microsoft brand.
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We must say no to Microsoft Stores
by texastailspin on Tue 17th Feb 2009 20:08 UTC
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What makes a Diamond? heat and pressure . . . of course it starts with coal . . . in the current market Microsoft is just "coal" but they are under much more pressure today than they have ever been. If they keep the pace they have; in just a decade or so they will be at best #2 in the global OS market. I think it is important to boycott the MS stores, this will continue the pace until Microsoft learns a good lesson. After the dismal failure of Vista and the advancements of Linux and software development in general Microsoft for the first time in the history of the company sees the day they will have true competition on the desktop. It will happen; it is just a matter of time. This article is part of the recent slue of information that proves MS is having serious market trouble. Think about it . . . why else would they need to take such a drastic measure? They will be spending hundreds of millions to make this happen. For those of us that are informed we see the writing on the wall just as MS sees it. Just wait and watch.

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