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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by bonedance on Fri 31st Jul 2009 17:12 UTC
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Microsoft never made an operating system that people wanted aside from Windows 95. They've made OS's that the world has tolerated. With Vista, they tried something new, and the one time they decide not to rip off Apple is the one time they needed to. They took the old Windows and severely screwed it up by trying to make it "attractive". Windows Vista and Windows 7 are nothing more than software versions of Joan Rivers. Now Microsoft is churning out operating systems that people cannot tolerate and customers are going elsewhere. (Note that I'm not saying compatibility for legacy programs should have been discarded, but they could have worked that support into a newfangled virtual console)

The modern Macs are a fad. Nothing can look like that and not be a fad.

Microsoft is showing a decline in profits? Color me unsurprised. I sometimes wonder how these people are able to put their pants on in the morning. If you make 1,000 foozles and sell one to every person in your town with a population of 1,000, then your future revenue only comes from the occasional passerby and any new arrivals. You better have saved up, little Stevie, because you over-saturated the market with your monopolistic practices.

Anyways, I don't even see how you can compare the two companies since Microsoft doesn't make computers. Well, you can compare them, but you can also compare McDonald's to The Four Seasons if you really like misleading statistics.

That lovable nutcase Dan Dilger said it best. Microsoft is only hurting themselves with this defensive crusade.

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