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Solving the Microsoft Doldrums: Time to Break Up a Company with Too Many Balls in the Air

Jul 09, 2007, 15:45 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John Dvorak)

"I love to tell the story about a speech I gave in Kuala Lumpur. I asked a large audience of techies, "How many of you use Linux?" Something like two out of 500 of them raised their hands. This is abnormally low anywhere in the world.

"It turned out that you could buy any Microsoft product or any of its operating systems openly in retail storefronts for a $1 a disc. "Why should we use Linux when Windows is free?" I was told."

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