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Re: Microsoft Lamost in Its Teens, Debt Coming

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____/ Sinister Midget on Thursday 13 November 2008 06:51 : \____
> On 2008-11-13, Erik Funkenbusch <erik@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> claimed:
>> Wow, Microsoft has lost $13 a share since the beginning of the year, about
>> 1/3 of it's value.  Nevermind the fact that IBM lost $50 per share since
>> July (almost 40% of it's value), Red Hat has lost $15 per share since April
>> (or about 2/3 of it's value), Google has lost $400 a share since January
>> (or about 42% of it's value)
> Odd. Why take MICROS~1 at January, IBM at July, RH at April? Does it
> make the figures sound good enough to support your tirade?
> Just curious.

It's just like Microsoft... defining or redefining 'studies' and methods to
suit some PR messages. IDC's count of 'servers' only in terms of /REVENUE/ and
preinstalls is an excellent example. It makes it seem like Linux has only 13%
of the market, but...

Ballmer Still Searching for an Answer to Google

,----[ Quote ]
| "Forty percent of servers run Windows, 60 percent run Linux," he said. "How
| are we doing? Forty is less than 60, so I don't like it. ... We have some
| work to do."


By the way, IBM and Google are proprietary software companies, so it's always
amusing when the WinTrolls cite them as examples of something. Free software
is not owned by any company.

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