ZDNet: Microsoft Surrounded?

“Momentum or coincidence? You decide. The pressure on Redmond
seems to be intensifying, following a week-long string of
‘Is-there-life-after-Microsoft?’ headlines: Gartner declaring
Windows’ permanent beta status, Ballmer acknowledging StarOffice
challenges in Europe, IE-only developers lamenting their futures,
plus a lot of pro-Firefox coverage.

“Yesterday, at the Web 2.0 conference in San Francisco, Marc
Andreessen chided Microsoft for halting development on Internet
Explorer, characterizing the decision as one that opened a window
of opportunity for Mozilla’s Firefox and Apple’s Safari to deliver
a one-two punch…”