Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 22nd Dec 2009 16:39 UTC
Microsoft With the end of the year in sight, the great list-making time has come upon us. Newsweek makes ten predictions for 2010, and at number 9, they predict the end of the road for Steve Ballmer at Microsoft. I never really thought about it that much, but if you line up Microsoft's failures over the past years, it's actually a miracle his head hasn't rolled yet.
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A few more numbers would be nice ..
by kragil on Tue 22nd Dec 2009 18:13 UTC
kragil
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X360 doing well? Not from what I read .. it may work well in Thoms living room, but insane failure rate + extended waranty and piracy are hurting the bottom line.

But MS is still a real superpower (like no other), Windows (despite Vista) is still on nearly all Computers sold (minorities like OSX and Linux have just a handful of % worldwide and don't really count).

And business product like SQL Server and Sharepoint go from strength to strength, so is Office (although most business users don't like the new interface. They just hate change.) But hey, something got to do really well to make billions each quarter while dumping truck loads of cash into Bing, Zune etc.

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