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[7]: That article...
by jscipione on Fri 13th May 2011 20:16 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: That article..."
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Perhaps you do not need Windows, but many people do need Windows whether you do or not. People need Windows because Windows runs X, where X is a program that the person needs to run. Often X is Office, which runs on Windows and Mac, but works best on Windows. X might be a game like Starcraft 2 or whatever the cool kids are playing now. In any case there is enough applications out there that run on Windows or run best on Windows to keep the franchise alive for a long long time. So Microsoft will not die any time soon. But because of the Web and Google and Linux and Mac OS X and iPhone people need Windows less than they used to. That is why Microsoft is not doing as well financially as they were 5 years ago.

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RE[8]: That article...
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Tue 17th May 2011 05:37 in reply to "RE[7]: That article..."
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