Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 8th Apr 2013 18:16 UTC
Microsoft "After years of domination, Microsoft is finally facing serious threats at the cores of its business, Office and Windows. Consumers and businesses alike are largely purchasing devices based on their capabilities and form factors rather than the software contained within. Windows is slowly becoming commoditized and Microsoft's traditional allies are looking at Android and Chrome OS as viable alternatives, a trend that threatens the Windows monopoly. Microsoft faces a tricky balancing act as it faces a future that's very different from its existing business." Good article by Tom Warren.
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RE[2]: A fork in the road?
by leech on Mon 8th Apr 2013 22:29 UTC in reply to "RE: A fork in the road?"
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In short, Microsoft needs to become a software company rather than stay a Windows company.

s/become/go back to being/

Fixed that for you...

They used to be a software company, way back when. Remember Flight Simulator?

This is what happens when someone puts all their eggs in one basket. If it weren't for the Xbox, they'd have a really bleak future. But then again their next system sounds even worse, Windows 8 is horrible, and the list of crappy products goes on.

Microsoft is it's own worse enemy.

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