Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 25th Feb 2009 10:17 UTC
Microsoft Microsoft's CEO Steve Ballmer had some interesting things to say yesterday about which companies Microsoft sees as its competitors in the client operating system space. You'd think Apple was their number one competitor - and you'd be wrong. Microsoft sees two other competitors as their primary adversaries.
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by REM2000 on Wed 25th Feb 2009 11:52 UTC
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As was highlighted in the article the biggest problem Microsoft has is itself. There is gonna be a lot of people staying on XP as it does the job. How many machines are still using Win98 or 95 and to a lesser extent 3.11.

A lot of the literature from Microsoft for sale's is how to persuade and discuss reasons to upgrade.

Microsoft Exchange 5.5 was a case in point, many people left it running, it done the job, with many companies skipping 2000 and 2003 and going straight to 2007.

Same in the business world, how many companies are still using Win2K, quite a few until support drys up i would think.

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