Linked by David Adams on Tue 16th Aug 2011 16:48 UTC, submitted by sjvn
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y "Who is Microsoft fooling? Other than on the desktop, Linux is eating its lunch, and it's only going to get worse for Microsoft."
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But does it need to?
by guilhermefdc on Tue 16th Aug 2011 17:34 UTC
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Yeah, but does MSFT really need to beat Linux everywhere? For them to succeed, they just need to beat Linux where their core money-printing-machine is: Windows and Office.
As long as they're able to do so, they should be fine. We already live in an era where the web is entrenched in our lives (i.e. we're past the point of saying "the web is where everything is going to") - and the smartphone market, while on meteoric ascension, still is not mature enough for us to declare Google/Android/Linux and Apple winners (although I believe this will happen in 2-3 years). MSFT still has time to catch up with linux on mobile and print huge amounts of money.

Please note that I haven't used a Microsoft product (Xbox included) in the last year or so - I believe that today they are nothing more than patent trolls who stifle innovation. Nevertheless, they're not as dead as I hope they'll be.

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