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The Rise and Fall of Empires

Jul 15, 2009, 13:02 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Brian Proffitt)

[ Thanks to LinuxScribe for this link. ]

"Let's be clear: this is not going to be a "Linux rox, M$ sux" article. The point is not to slam Microsoft for its past and current decisions, products, or methodologies. Rather, let's hypothesize that Microsoft has indeed reached the peak of its business power, and then speculate on how its decline might affect the world at large.

"Such a hypothesis is not too hard to support with evidence. The height of Microsoft's strength appears to be the final release of Windows XP. After that, things seem to have been sliding: Office 2007 migration did not go as fast as Microsoft hoped, and the entire Vista project seems to be a chapter of Redmond's history that they would like to close as fast as possible."

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