Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 10th Apr 2008 12:57 UTC, submitted by estherschindler
Windows "In a session at the Gartner Emerging Trends conference today, analysts Neil MacDonald and Michael Silver identified many reasons that Windows (and thus Microsoft) are in trouble. Microsoft's operating system development times are too long and they deliver limited innovation; their OSs provide an inconsistent experience between platforms, with significant compatibility issues; and other vendors are out-innovating Microsoft. That gives enterprises unpredictable releases with limited value, management costs that are too high, and new releases that break too many applications and take too long to test and adopt. With end users bringing their own software solutions into the office... Well, it's just a heck of a sad story for Microsoft."
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RE: Microsoft is in trouble?
by lord_rob on Thu 10th Apr 2008 15:23 UTC in reply to "Microsoft is in trouble?"
lord_rob
Member since:
2005-08-06

If the consumers of the products created by a monopoly are not pleased by those products, they are still free not to buy them.

And there are more and more people that don't want to buy Windows when they buy a new PC. Sure that's still a minority of the PC owners, but time will tell ...

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RE[2]: Microsoft is in trouble?
by NxStY on Thu 10th Apr 2008 17:26 in reply to "RE: Microsoft is in trouble?"
NxStY Member since:
2005-11-12

If the consumers of the products created by a monopoly are not pleased by those products, they are still free not to buy them.


The point of a monopoly is that it limits choice. So it's not that easy.

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lord_rob Member since:
2005-08-06

The point of a monopoly is that it limits choice. So it's not that easy.

The choice is limited, true, but you you ain't forced to buy a PC (Mac anyone ?). Also, if you buy one it's up to you to install alternative operating Systems and free softwares on it.

I can see the growing success of the Ubuntu distribution right now : you can order free CDs worldwide, they are shipped to your doorstep.

Edited 2008-04-11 14:20 UTC

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RE[2]: Microsoft is in trouble?
by bryanv on Thu 10th Apr 2008 19:35 in reply to "RE: Microsoft is in trouble?"
bryanv Member since:
2005-08-26

I wouldn't buy it... if it were easier to PIRATE.

Ah, the days before activation.

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