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Time was when Microsoft inspired dread in the tech industry. With a few exceptions, most rivals and partners did their best not to get on Bill Gates' bad side.
This is so true. Is it just me or did this all start after the Supreme Court brought the gavel down on MS saying they were a monopoly?
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Microsoft is still a driving force, they may not get their way all the time like they used to, but if they want something bad enough they can easily throw enough weight to do it.
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This is so true. Is it just me or did this all start after the Supreme Court brought the gavel down on MS saying they were a monopoly?

EDIT: Wrong post...
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In the OS dept, I can't think of a good decision MS has made in maybe 10 years. They must be doing something right, but it's usually buried under the massive amounts of wrongness.
 
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Because alot of their business practices were later deemed illegal and warranted fines?
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I dunno, Microsoft is a pretty damn good company. Much better than Wal-mart or Intel. They are a giant, but they are the mean giant that they used to be.
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In the OS dept, I can't think of a good decision MS has made in maybe 10 years. They must be doing something right, but it's usually buried under the massive amounts of wrongness.
I find this highly sig worthy lol.

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I dunno, Microsoft is a pretty damn good company. Much better than Wal-mart or Intel. They are a giant, but they are the mean giant that they used to be.
It's true they could do worse, but what we have now is bad enough. I think the problem is that they try to be too many things for too many people. If they'd consolidate a bit and worry about getting a stable, fast OS out the door and let other people worry about browsers, media players, etc. they'd be alot better off. I'm a Vista user on 2 different rigs. While I'm happy with it overall, I'd be running Linux instead if I could play my games on it without jumping through hoops.

I'm not really concerned about all the EU stuff. America has a capitalist economy, and we've seen that no matter how hard MS tries, they can't run off or bankrupt the competition. Look at Apple or the open source movement (Firefox, Linux, etc.) as examples. Even though MS is doing everything in their power to dominate, these apps are steadily gaining in market share.

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I find this highly sig worthy lol.

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Originally Posted by Mr. Mojo View Post
It's true they could do worse, but what we have now is bad enough. I think the problem is that they try to be too many things for too many people. If they'd consolidate a bit and worry about getting a stable, fast OS out the door and let other people worry about browsers, media players, etc. they'd be alot better off. I'm a Vista user on 2 different rigs. While I'm happy with it overall, I'd be running Linux instead if I could play my games on it without jumping through hoops.

I'm not really concerned about all the EU stuff. America has a capitalist economy, and we've seen that no matter how hard MS tries, they can't run off or bankrupt the competition. Look at Apple or the open source movement (Firefox, Linux, etc.) as examples. Even though MS is doing everything in their power to dominate, these apps are steadily gaining in market share.



I think that's the first time I've ever seen someone ask for permission to sig a post. Heh go for it

I figured I would give you the heads up before I sigged it .
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lol...

Me and ma best mate were discussing about how rich bill gates was last night and how he could just hire people to just wipe our whole street clean of people and nobody would ever question the vanishment of the habitants of the road we live in...then we thought that wasnt as cool as he could actually do that =/
    
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