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Re: [Op/Ed] 12 Reasons for Microsoft Demise

__/ [ Roy Culley ] on Sunday 14 May 2006 23:51 \__

> begin  risky.vbs
> <8YN9g.69331$wl.49796@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>,
> M <ihatespam.0.a101888@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
>> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>>> http://toorg.blogspot.com/2006/05/why-microsoft-will-fail.html
>>> Gist:
>>> 1.Staff turnover / morale
>>> 2.Profitability
>>> 3.The ?Good enough? syndrome
>>> 4.API compatibility
>>> 5.Malware
>>> 6.Risk exposure for litigation
>>> 7.Microsoft is perceived to be an unethical
>>> 8.Linux threatens Windows
>>> 9.OpenOffice threatens MS Office
>>> 10.MySQL / PostgrSQL / Firebird threatens MS SQL Server
>>> 11.The Open Document Format
>>> 12.Lack of innovation
>> If failure does come, it will be because of their inability to adapt
>> quickly enough to a changing world.
> MS have never been able to adapt quickly. They have survived to date
> by illegally using their monopoly position and the wealth they have to
> buy or crush those that oppose them. This tactic fails utterly against
> FOSS. Their demise is inevitable.
> What shows just how inept MS are is their total failure in any market
> that isn't reliant on Windows and Office. When the revenue from the
> Windows and office cash cow tumble so does MS. Roll on Vista and MS
> Office 200x. The writing is on the wall.

They  will not die away so quickly; it will happen over time. Deep pockets
can  buy you that high position that guarantees more opportunities for FUD
--  that  which  blinds  the masses. I never fool myself  by  saying  that
Microsoft  will  die  overnight. A week ago they tries to snatch  some  of
Yahoo.  Today  i  read about their use of Open Source  software  in  their
supercomputing O/S.

Microsot  is  like a very stubborn rat (Microsoft mouse). If you seal  the
hole  in  the wall, they will come out of your toilet bowl, stinking  more
radically than ever before.

Best wishes,


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