After takin' a swig o' grog, Roy Schestowitz belched out
this bit o' wisdom:
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>| Linux chomping at the Netbook market that caught the brilliant Microsoft
>| folks by surprise (anything with "net" in it catches Microsoft by surprise),
>| there's the wonderful gift of Vista.. and the Great Beast stumbles around
>| shedding employees.
The last few years haven't been especially good ones for Microsoft,
despite all the many billions in revenues it has extracted from
businesses and consumers worldwide since it released its last successful
PC operating system, Windows XP.
In 2001, Having emerged seemingly unscathed from the US antitrust
lawsuit, in which it was handed an undeserved pass due to the fortuitous
election of an extremely corporate-friendly US administration, Microsoft
appeared to be firmly established as the dominant player in the PC
software market when it launched Windows XP. In hindsight, however, 2001
was perhaps the year of the company's high-water mark, as the subsequent
events including its own actions over the intervening years might seem to
suggest. . . .
I never pray before meals -- my mom's a good cook.