Linked by David Adams on Fri 13th May 2011 04:54 UTC
Microsoft In business school the first thing they teach you about CEOs is: it is the CEO’s job to increase the shareholder value of the company. Since taking the position Ballmer has decreased shareholder value, as reflected by stock price, by -56.63%. That. Is. Not. Good . . . Microsoft should be searching for a new CEO right now.
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RE[7]: That article...
by twitterfire on Fri 13th May 2011 15:19 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: That article..."
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People need an OS. That OS doesn't always need to be Windows.

People doesn't need an OS. People need software for various tasks, from leisure and entertaining to make a living.

Last time I've checked, all important software ran on Windows, not on Linux or Mac Os X.

I was in the "hurd" of MS haters for several years myself. Actually I still think that Os X and Linux are better in some ways compared to Windows Xp, but now its 2011 and we have Windows 7 and I find it to be much better.

Also, the software I use for living (MS Visual Studio) doesn't run on Os X or Linux. Neither does the software I code. Yes, you can make a living as a programmer if you code for Os X or Linux, but how many jobs are there? Besides, I grow to enjoy technologies like .NET and WPF which makes a pleasure coding anything from desktop apps and phone apps to websites. To add on top of that, .NET programmers tend to be payed better.

The software I use in my free time, mainly Photoshop, Lotro and Rift, do not run on other oses, either. And I have yet to find a software running on other oses and making a better job than its main windows competitor.

I was an Os enthusiast, I've tried tons of other oses, and ran some for years (Linux, Os X), but now I don't see any benefit from running another OS.

Of course, if you use a computer just for web, mail, facebook, skype and twitter, you can use Os. If you need / want stuff to be done, you have to use Windows.

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