Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 31st Jul 2009 12:13 UTC
Microsoft With Apple doing really, really well, and with Microsoft having its first sets of negative figures since the company's founding, Microsoft CEO points his arrows towards Cupertino. In a talk to members of the press and analyst community, Ballmer talked about Microsoft vs. Apple.
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RE[2]: Comment by Stephen!
by sbergman27 on Fri 31st Jul 2009 14:01 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Stephen!"
sbergman27
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2005-07-24

To make money?

To prop up a strawman desktop OS competitor in an attempt to ward off more antitrust action.

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RE[3]: Comment by Stephen!
by boldingd on Fri 31st Jul 2009 15:07 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Stephen!"
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2009-02-19

Because establishing and maintaining a huge user-base is critical to Microsoft's strategy? Because they can't afford to neglect a large pool of users, and thus create a market segment where a competitor could take root?

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RE[4]: Comment by Stephen!
by sbergman27 on Fri 31st Jul 2009 15:56 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Stephen!"
sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

Because they can't afford to neglect a large pool of users, and thus create a market segment where a competitor could take root?

I could agree with that. Such a motive is certainly not mutually exclusive with the one I suggest.

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