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Microsoft Calling. Anyone There?

Jul 08, 2010, 17:07 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ashlee Vance)

"Part of its problem may be that its ability to intrigue and attract software developers is also waning, which threatens its ability to steer markets over the long term. When it comes to electronic devices, people writing software have turned their attention to platforms from Apple and Google.

"Meanwhile, young technology companies today rely on free, open-source business software rather than Microsoft's products, so young students, soon to be looking for jobs, have embraced open-source software as well.

""Microsoft is totally off the radar of the cool, hip, cutting-edge software developers," said Tim O'Reilly, who publishes a popular line of software development guides.

""And they are largely out of the consciousness of your average developer."

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