"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
"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."