Apple and Google Put the Squeeze on Microsoft

As Apple eats away at Microsoft’s market share on the consumer side of PCs and mobile devices, and Google chips at Microsoft Office’s share in business, Microsoft is caught in the middle and facing a two-front war. The giant in … Continue reading

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Microsoft’s Brand on the Run

The Microsoft brand is getting pummeled overseas, in the music industry, and in the server market. Can you even estimate how much good will has been lost? Gates and Ballmer must get indigestion every morning as they scan the headlines on their pocket PCs.

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Microsoft’s Brand on the Run

The Microsoft brand is getting pummeled overseas, in the music industry, and in the server market. Can you even estimate how much good will has been lost? Gates and Ballmer must get indigestion every morning as they scan the headlines … Continue reading

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Microsoft’s Interoperable Assimilation

What’s interesting in the war of words between Bruce Chizen of Adobe and Dan’l Lewin of Microsoft is that Dan’l used to work at Apple and has a perspective from Apple’s old days that Microsoft software was essential to the … Continue reading

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Microsoft’s Interoperable Assimilation

This is how Microsoft gets away with “interoperability” — co-opting proven standards (like XML) and turning them into Microsoft pseudo-standards, which are then set as defaults for the program while offering the real standards as options.

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Notes from the Liberty Front

The French government is saying no to Microsoft (see “French parliament dumping Windows for Linux” By Christophe Guillemin, Special to CNET News.com). While institutions such as the Minstry of Agriculture have already adopted Linux servers and the gendarmerie uses OpenOffice … Continue reading

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