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The fall of Microsoft

Apr 24, 2009, 13:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)

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"For the stockholders among you that means Microsoft's diluted earnings per share were down 30% over last year and well below what the 39 the analysts were expecting. What carved into Microsoft's piggy-bank? According to Microsoft it was "a poor showing in its Client, Microsoft Business Division and Server & Tools groups." In other words, pretty much everything.

"What's caused this?

"Several things. First, the economy is a mess. We all know that. Only Red Hat, one of my fave operating systems companies, seems to have actually figured out how to do well in these times."

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