"...You can love or hate Microsoft, but chances are pretty good
it has boosted your retirement fund and your personal balance
sheet. Even a Linux programmer who happens to own an S&P
500 index fund indirectly owns shares of Microsoft."
"It's Microsoft's 25th birthday on 5 September, and many folks
will be wishing the company well. And they should. Since going
public 13 March, 1986, Microsoft has made investors a bundle."
"When Microsoft falls, everybody does. All in all, nobody wants
to see Microsoft fall, including Sun and Oracle because those guys
are just imitating what Billy has been doing."
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