The fall of Microsoft
Apr 24, 2009, 13:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)
[ Thanks to Steven J.
Vaughan-Nichols for this link. ]
"For the stockholders among you that means Microsoft's
diluted earnings per share were down 30% over last year and well
below what the 39 the analysts were expecting. What carved into
Microsoft's piggy-bank? According to Microsoft it was "a poor
showing in its Client, Microsoft Business Division and Server &
Tools groups." In other words, pretty much everything.
"What's caused this?
"Several things. First, the economy is a mess. We all know that.
Only Red Hat, one of my fave operating systems companies, seems to
have actually figured out how to do well in these times."
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