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Cooper: Give me a break

A News.com reader writes that Microsoft fails at plenty of things, but where it succeeds it's because of hard, honest work and perseverance.

 

  
Cooper: Give me a break

In response to the Dec. 7 column by Charles Cooper, "Saying yes to AOL, no to Microsoft":

I respect your viewpoint, but I don't get your reasoning. When you write, "The company got away with murder in the antitrust case," whose murder are you referring to? Netscape? Most intelligent people now realize that Netscape's grave illness was self-inflicted. Sun?

Give me a break.

If McNealy spent half as much time fixing his company as he spends whining about Gates, Sun's stock wouldn't be in the toilet.

Some unnamed an unseen future victim? Competitors kick Microsoft's butt every day, all over the world, when they execute a valid business strategy better than Microsoft. Microsoft fails at plenty of things, but where it succeeds it's because of hard, honest work and perseverance.

I have become so tired of columnists like you and Walter Mossberg (of The Wall Street Journal) bashing a successful company about some vague evil. Microsoft isn't evil. Please get over it.

Larry Clark
New York