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Microsoft "Analyzing one of American corporate history's greatest mysteries - the lost decade of Microsoft - two-time George Polk Award winner (and V.F.'s newest contributing editor) Kurt Eichenwald traces the 'astonishingly foolish management decisions' at the company that 'could serve as a business-school case study on the pitfalls of success'."
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RE: Nonsense.
by windowshasyou on Mon 9th Jul 2012 02:24 UTC in reply to "Nonsense."
windowshasyou
Member since:
2011-05-14

"as far as management goes they have the creme de la crop, and anyone who says otherwise is just a hipster trying to be contrary."

Thanks for the best laugh I've had all week. I've got tears in my eyes. As if working for one of the worst retailers out there suddenly makes you qualified to spout unfounded claims on Microsofts management.

I wonder how many of those '20 Microsoft computer' were wiped clean and had something else installed?

Edited 2012-07-09 02:34 UTC

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RE[2]: Nonsense.
by Elv13 on Mon 9th Jul 2012 02:56 in reply to "RE: Nonsense."
Elv13 Member since:
2006-06-12

Probably none given Best Buy is one of the last retailer. That say a lot about its audiences. Who buy at non-specialized big surface retailer anymore?

That said, the 20/1 ratio is probably accurate. M$ is still a desktop monopoly, but they could have been so much more by now.

Thanks god they failed

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RE[3]: Nonsense.
by ssokolow on Mon 9th Jul 2012 04:23 in reply to "RE[2]: Nonsense."
ssokolow Member since:
2010-01-21

That said, the 20/1 ratio is probably accurate. M$ is still a desktop monopoly, but they could have been so much more by now.


I also wonder whether that's a representative sample. Apple does have The Apple Store and there are independent specialty Apple resellers.

It doesn't seem that hyperbolic to ask "What self-respecting Apple user buys a computer at Best Buy?"

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RE[3]: Nonsense.
by Radio on Mon 9th Jul 2012 06:00 in reply to "RE[2]: Nonsense."
Radio Member since:
2009-06-20

That said, the 20/1 ratio is probably accurate. M$ is still a desktop monopoly, but they could have been so much more by now.

It is. But:
http://www.asymco.com/2012/07/04/the-building-and-dismantling-of-th...

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RE[3]: Nonsense.
by ilovebeer on Mon 9th Jul 2012 06:05 in reply to "RE[2]: Nonsense."
ilovebeer Member since:
2011-08-08

That said, the 20/1 ratio is probably accurate. M$ is still a desktop monopoly, but they could have been so much more by now.

Thanks god they failed

What do you think Microsoft has failed at exactly? Are you unaware of how deeply involved they are in our education system, goverment, and even military? Microsoft caters to consumers like you and I, but they have a whole other side to their business and it's massive.

It gets old hearing people ramble about how Microsoft is finished, when they couldn't be farther from the truth. They aren't going anywhere any time soon so you may as well get over it.

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v RE[2]: Nonsense.
by snfgd on Mon 9th Jul 2012 04:38 in reply to "RE: Nonsense."
RE[3]: Nonsense.
by Soulbender on Mon 9th Jul 2012 05:31 in reply to "RE[2]: Nonsense."
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

(IT hipsters are a running joke around here).


Maybe there's a reason you work at best buy and not actually in the IT field....

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RE[2]: Nonsense.
by zima on Mon 16th Jul 2012 22:28 in reply to "RE: Nonsense."
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

I wonder how many of those '20 Microsoft computer' were wiped clean and had something else installed?

Eh, dream on... http://gs.statcounter.com/#os-ww-monthly-200807-201207

See that green line over there? That's the 3rd popular consumer OS worldwide, the "failure" Vista ...half decade later, still a bit more than all OS X combined, and an order of magnitude more than all Linux combined.

Edited 2012-07-16 22:35 UTC

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