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To: Spktyr

Servers: Windows was way behind Unix when they moved to the server market and they kicked unix out of the market.

Xbox: They did crush Playstation..which was their target. And now they are moving after the wii with kinect. in fact the last 6 months in a row they have outsold the Wii. And they are the only console to see year over year growth during that time period.

Bing: Once again to go from 0 to 10% is very good. That’s like saying google OS for PCs isn’t a threat to microsoft since they are so small.

Windows Phone: Market has too many players right now to declare long term winners and losers, but if you would use a windows phone you’d understand that they actually did something right.

And netbooks Microsoft is dominating a market where they went from 0 to over 90% market in just a couple years.

Windows is going to make a version for Arm chipsets so I expect the tablet market to be on the horizon as well.

Fact is no other IT company can dominate as Microsoft has.


17 posted on 12/21/2010 2:48:03 PM PST by for-q-clinton (If at first you don't succeed keep on sucking until you do succeed)
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To: for-q-clinton

Windows was behind UNIX... about 20 years ago. UNIX, by the was was not kicked out of the market. In fact, many of Microsoft’s own public facing servers... run *nix.

You know, for something that’s been ‘crushed’, the Playstation 3 seems to be doing awfully well. Kinect doesn’t seem to be catching on. Oh, and does the phrase “Red Ring Of Death” mean anything to you?

To go from 0-10% in the search market when your near monopoly OS keeps trying to change your search preferences back to your own search engine is pretty easy. (IE 8 and later keeps trying to do this.)

I did use a WinMo7 phone. While there were many improvements over 6.5.x, yeah, it still sucks.

Microsoft is dominating netbooks? Perhaps, but it’s a market with massively declining sales, and even MS admits that. Tablets, and specifically the iPad, have crushed that market. Even the largest vendor of netbooks, Acer, has admitted that.


21 posted on 12/21/2010 2:53:28 PM PST by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: for-q-clinton

Just curious, are you by any chance working for Microsoft or a developer of their products ?

You seem to be very rah rah behind them...

Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

I’ve been a .NET developer for years and have a love/hate relationship with them.


38 posted on 12/21/2010 4:21:33 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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