Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 8th Apr 2013 18:16 UTC
Microsoft "After years of domination, Microsoft is finally facing serious threats at the cores of its business, Office and Windows. Consumers and businesses alike are largely purchasing devices based on their capabilities and form factors rather than the software contained within. Windows is slowly becoming commoditized and Microsoft's traditional allies are looking at Android and Chrome OS as viable alternatives, a trend that threatens the Windows monopoly. Microsoft faces a tricky balancing act as it faces a future that's very different from its existing business." Good article by Tom Warren.
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RE[3]: A fork in the road?
by ilovebeer on Thu 11th Apr 2013 14:40 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: A fork in the road?"
ilovebeer
Member since:
2011-08-08

Although Microsoft may have the keys to a very large kingdom, that kingdom is stagnant. So who knows...things are going to get interesting.

What world are you living in where continuing to sell hundreds of millions of units per year is considered "stagnant"? Also, do you think peoples home computers are the only place Microsoft is deeply entrenched? I hope not because that's far from the truth.

Microsoft isn't going anywhere any time soon whether you like it or not regardless of their success or failure on cell phones.

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RE[4]: A fork in the road?
by tylerdurden on Thu 11th Apr 2013 16:19 in reply to "RE[3]: A fork in the road?"
tylerdurden Member since:
2009-03-17

Sometimes it's helpful to actually read a post before replying to it...

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