Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 15th Oct 2009 21:33 UTC
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y On October 22, Microsoft will unleash the much-anticipated Windows 7. After the commercial disaster that is Windows Vista, it is believed the new release will turn the tide for the world's biggest software maker. A lot of people also believe it will put a halt to Mac OS X's growth, but I personally think we need to remember the timeless quote form Steve Jobs: "We have to let go of the notion that for Apple to win, Microsoft has to lose."
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Win-Lose
by fossil on Fri 16th Oct 2009 03:26 UTC
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2009-05-29

...I think we need to remember the timeless quote form Steve Jobs: "We have to let go of the notion that for Apple to win, Microsoft has to lose."

Reasonable. However, when will Microsoft let go of the notion that for MS to win, everyone else has to be put out of business? Not in our lifetimes; I'd wager and probably never, as that would be tantamount to the death of Microsoft's culture My 2 cents.

We don't normally upgrade at work. One guy used to buy his own upgrades and do that. By XP's release he'd been burned enough to knock that off. My work box will be 3yrs old in January, so I don't expect to see it replaced for at least another year, and since I don't do high end graphics or any video probably not then. I may go for a new home box later this year, but I won't allow an MS O/S to ever boot on it. Yes, I am prejudiced.

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RE: Win-Lose
by Stephen! on Fri 16th Oct 2009 18:30 in reply to "Win-Lose"
Stephen! Member since:
2007-11-24

However, when will Microsoft let go of the notion that for MS to win, everyone else has to be put out of business? Not in our lifetimes


You never know. Maybe once Ballmer is retired, we'll see changes from Microsoft.

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RE[2]: Win-Lose
by Ed W. Cogburn on Sat 17th Oct 2009 12:36 in reply to "RE: Win-Lose"
Ed W. Cogburn Member since:
2009-07-24

Maybe once Ballmer is retired, we'll see changes from Microsoft.


The only thing I can think of is that the chairs will breathe a little easier, but not much else will happen with MS's culture as long as Gates is there.

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