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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[4]: Nonsense.
by zima on Mon 16th Jul 2012 22:24 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Nonsense."
zima
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> That said, the 20/1 ratio is probably accurate. MS 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.

From web stats ( http://gs.statcounter.com/#os-ww-monthly-201107-201207 ), 20/1 seems about right ...yeah, 7% is a bit more - but, remember that Apple owners are more likely to be in countries overall most active on the web, and are also probably a more web-active demographic within their countries.

But generally, there's hardly anything "representative" with the few places where Apple machines have much of any presence, also where there are any significant numbers of Apple stores or independent resellers.

Edited 2012-07-16 22:29 UTC

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