Well, *acquire* everything they can because they clearly can't write
anything which works themselves.
Thay have money to invest for a while anyway, but with future lawsuits
and their stock based on confidence deteriorating to laughing by the
world, the bank account could dissolve along with their stock. The list
of treasonous sellouts backs this up strongly.
Everything they love is getting hit in the face by Linux -- user lock-in,
whitewashing old rust and selling it as steel, ignoring their
responsibility for writing secure programs, clogging up the internet,
with Win actually becoming malware and in need of quarantining, breaking
sane standards with literally insane destructive promotion of weak
propriatary anti-standards benefitting only them (but in the end not even
doing that, but just breaking everything -- are they nuts or what??)
Vista is such a cyclone of bloated infestation that a service pack of
lies will only slightly bump the situation, not fix anything at all --
only encourage the blind.
So I guess, with a view to the future, MS the entity is screwed, and the
false lying "leaders" (what a downgrade of the concept) will just take
their money and run. Can they hide?