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How is Microsoft With Vista Like the Big Three Automakers?

Dec 15, 2008, 20:32 (2 Talkback[s])
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"The news is worse for Microsoft in the Web browser market. Internet Explorer has sunk below a 70% market share. The winners here are Firefox, Apple's Safari and Google's still-wet-behind-the-ears Chrome.

"Has Microsoft lost it? I think it has.

"I believe that Bill Gates has been wrapped up in his foundation for a long time and retired in place long before he actually left his job at Microsoft in July. Just look at the the Vista mess. After years of planning, Vista arrived as what I (and many others) would describe as an awful operating system. Not only that, but as the Microsoft transcripts from the Vista Capable lawsuit show, it wouldn't work with current hardware. What I find even more appalling than that -- since I knew all along that Vista wasn't going to run well on standard PCs -- is that Microsoft's executives were amazed at how bad Vista was."

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