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Re: [News] [Rival] Microsoft Lost Its Mojo

On Fri, 31 Oct 2008 02:12:40 +0000, Roy Schestowitz wrote:

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> Ghost Story: Fear of Microsoft Fades
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> | In fact, it’s exactly 10 years ago this week, that a live audience of
> | Microsoft watchers was trying to crowd into Judge Thomas Penfield
> Jackson’s | court room in Washington, D.C., so grab a glimpse of
> Chairman Bill Gates’ | video deposition on whether Microsoft had used
> the monopoly power of its | operating system to drive Netscape and its
> Navigator browser out of business. | Here’s an excerpt of that
> testimony, called non-responsive by the judge, and | whose action came
> mainly from Gates’ tendency to rock back-and-forth in his | chair.
> `----
> http://blogs.zdnet.com/BTL/?p=10630
> "We need to slaughter Novell before they get stronger….If you’re going
> to kill someone, there isn’t much reason to get all worked up about it
> and angry. You just pull the trigger. Any discussions beforehand are a
> waste of time. We need to smile at Novell while we pull the trigger."
>                 --Jim Allchin, Platform Group Vice President,
>                 Microsoft
> Related:
> P. Graham: Microsoft is Dead
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> | A few days ago I suddenly realized Microsoft was dead. I was talking |
> to a young startup founder about how Google was different from Yahoo. |
> I said that Yahoo had been warped from the start by their fear of |
> Microsoft. That was why they'd positioned themselves as a "media |
> company" instead of a technology company. Then I looked at his face |
> and realized he didn't understand. It was as if I'd told him how much |
> girls liked Barry Manilow in the mid 80s. Barry who? |
> | Microsoft? He didn't say anything, but I could tell he didn't quite |
> believe anyone would be frightened of them. `----
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> =uUyu

Excellent articles Roy, they reiterate what the Linux advocates on Cola 
already know, that Microsoft is fighting for its corporate life, and 
sinking fast.

No product and no goodwill are bad signs for any company.

Linux full time, on the desktop, since August 1997

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