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Re: [News] Mark Shuttleworth Excited About Vista7 Because It Ruins Microsoft

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____/ Chris Ahlstrom on Monday 06 April 2009 17:21 : \____

> After takin' a swig o' grog, Homer belched out
>   this bit o' wisdom:
>> Executive summary:
>> 1. Implement better leadership
>> 2. Streamline and consolidate
>> 3. Improve business ethics and priorities
>> 4. Put the customers' needs first
>> 5. Pursue substance over style
>> 6. Move to UNIX
>> 7. Move to Free Software
>> 8. Move to a services-based model
>> 9. Innovate, not assimilate
>> 10. Work with others, not against them
> The executive summary should always come first.  Those dudes have short
> attention-spans.
>> If Microsoft were to adopt these goals, then in the short-term they
>> would lose money, (the spoils of their racketeering operation), but
>> in the long-term they'd secure a business which is currently doomed
>> to failure, because its methods are completely out of sync with the
>> needs of both customers and the rest of the industry.
>> Personally, I doubt if Microsoft has the ability to change, as they
>> are far too dependent on their current racketeering methods, and as
>> they say; you can't teach old dogs new tricks. As dogs go, this one
>> may be massive, but it can't live forever, and given its aggressive
>> nature - it really won't be missed when its gone, indeed it will be
>> a huge relief to most of us when it does.
> Microsoft will fight every option except 1 with tooth and nail.

Obligations to investors have a span of /quarters/, not years or a decade.
Therefore, due to prescribed business goals, Microsoft will probably end up
like another company with a "Micro" in its name. But will Microsoft find a
suitor for $7.5bn? How about Google (GOOG)? Naaa.. they already have GNU/Linux
and it's better than Windows. Google Apps too are better than Microsoft's
Web-based offerings.
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