Microsoft’s coming heart-attack moment

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“I’ve been saying for a while now, ever since it became
clear just how dreadful Vista was going to be, that Microsoft was
starting its long, slow decline. Now, others are jumping on the
dump-on-Microsoft bandwagon.

“Most damning of all, Goldman Sachs has downgraded Microsoft
from “buy” to “neutral,” spit on the company’s feeble mobile
computing efforts and suggested that Microsoft divide itself into
consumer and enterprise divisions .

“It couldn’t happen to a nicer company — well except for
Oracle. Microsoft got to the top not by delivering great products
— ever — but by Bill Gates’ white-shark approach to business
competition. Even after the Department of Justice slammed it with
an antitrust suit, weak enforcement left Microsoft to continue on
its way. It was only after Gates left on July 1, 2008, that the
company started to lose its mojo.”

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