Linked by David Adams on Fri 13th May 2011 04:54 UTC
Microsoft In business school the first thing they teach you about CEOs is: it is the CEO’s job to increase the shareholder value of the company. Since taking the position Ballmer has decreased shareholder value, as reflected by stock price, by -56.63%. That. Is. Not. Good . . . Microsoft should be searching for a new CEO right now.
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RE[6]: That article...
by oiaohm on Fri 13th May 2011 10:32 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: That article..."
oiaohm
Member since:
2009-05-30

not quite. Windows IS a successful product.
Symbian, not quite.

You need Windows. That's the difference. They're not going anywhere.

The XBOX market is also pretty damn good, by the way.


Bad news more and more businesses are finding about 80 percent of there desktop space does not Need Windows or MS Office. Symbian most likely be gone in a few years.

Windows Phone OS's most likely will be gone as well.

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RE[7]: That article...
by No it isnt on Fri 13th May 2011 10:41 in reply to "RE[6]: That article..."
No it isnt Member since:
2005-11-14

While it's true that many people don't need Windows (they never did, but they still used it), your comment looks more like wishful thinking than anything else.

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Sorry Not wishful thinking.
by oiaohm on Fri 13th May 2011 12:16 in reply to "RE[7]: That article..."
oiaohm Member since:
2009-05-30

While it's true that many people don't need Windows (they never did, but they still used it), your comment looks more like wishful thinking than anything else.


Google and other larger companies are truly getting to less than 20 percent desktop space using Windows.

Really its a start of hard time ahead for MS.

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RE[7]: That article...
by gilboa on Fri 13th May 2011 11:48 in reply to "RE[6]: That article..."
gilboa Member since:
2005-07-06

You need Windows. That's the difference. They're not going anywhere.


I too believe that MS is far from dead.
However, as I others pointed out, I do -not- need Windows, nor do my employer.

The only reason I -use- Windows (VM's) is to port my software to Windows (but even this is slowly being replaced by a combination of mingw and wine - both neatly packaged by Fedora)

- Gilboa

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RE[7]: That article...
by daedliusswartz on Fri 13th May 2011 23:53 in reply to "RE[6]: That article..."
daedliusswartz Member since:
2007-05-28

People don't need Windows, Linux, MacOS, Symbian, etc etc.

People do want something though and it's Windows hand over, time and time again.

Don't worry though, 2012 will be the Year of the Linux Desktop.

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