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Top 10 Reasons why Microsoft is gone 2 the dogs

by showme1946 / August 3, 2006 6:37 PM PDT

I know I said i wouldn't post but I got A grade in my report writing test on this topic ..
1.Microsoft's X-Ceo Mr.gates has left the building.
2.Vista has been delayed
3.Everything is Live now and thus, everything is in BETA period
4.Windows Media Player 11 doesn't support iPod's
5.Apple is going to launch its New os X before Vista.
6. Zenu (the media player) is not yet seemed to have a realse point.
7.Vista's Virus, Torjan horses etc are already being made, hence Vista is not yet totally secure.
8. Vista is still in Beta II
9.Ie 7 beta 3 is a bit shakey
10.Halo 3 Is too far away.
Anyways if you find any mistakes please make sure to update me
Thanks and Regards

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here's why you're wrong;
by udayan71 / August 3, 2006 7:17 PM PDT

1. MSFT isn't a 1 man team, J Allard among others (not Ballmer) are very clever and have turned out good products.
2. Rushing Vista out is now too late, Arstechnica said they had their shot with Vista in 2004 and now waiting a couple of months for the next upgrade cycle & improving the OS would be better.
3. One word; Google.
4. WMP11 supports a plethora of other devices & is a significant step-up from 10. Also will be tightly integrated with Zune.
5. Apple's Leopard will launch in late 2006/ Q1 2007 as usual but unlike XP, Vista will match the outgoing OS X - a signifncant step-up from prev. MSFT OSs.
6. Zune is new, does the Mac Pro have a release date, or the Zen Neeon 2? Or even the 6G iPod?
7. That's the world of 90% marketshare, Vistas development team is working awfully hard to stop gaps rather than plug them later.
8. Same as the Windows Live thing, see No.3.
9. It is a significant improvement over IE6 and competes well with Firefox 1.5, I use it on the Windows machine over FF because it loads faster.
10. The PS3 is also far away, as are its blockbuster games.

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(NT) (NT) i couldnt have said it any better
by firestarter / August 4, 2006 1:53 AM PDT
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Too good
by showme1946 / August 4, 2006 3:07 AM PDT

Absolute genius, That s all i gotta say nice one my friend at least we had a debate on 2 differnet ideas.. anyway it was nice hearing from you

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by udayan71 / August 4, 2006 10:08 AM PDT
In reply to: Too good

hey jayesh,

i can see why MSFT looks like the blundering giant, i gave up on them recently and 'switched' although the smug 'Get a Mac' commercials didn't help. nevertheless, i think they are finally getting their act together; in part because they need to but also because of hot competition from various different companies.

ps: shantanu, what do you mean about the Wii?

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What I meant....
by shantanubala / August 4, 2006 12:56 PM PDT
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Halo 3 ain't the reason Mr. Softy is failing in Gaming

PS3 ain't a reason Microsoft "isn't suffering"

The Wii is the reason. The other two aren't even compareable in terms of innovation. It's like comparing the innovation of the iPod, to a Creative Zen.... Results anyone?


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(NT) (NT) Excellent comparison wid the iPod and Zen i like it!
by showme1946 / August 4, 2006 10:39 PM PDT
In reply to: What I meant....
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Ya i know kinda like Microsoft
by showme1946 / August 4, 2006 10:43 PM PDT
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A bit i mean they are going on pretty well it seems on the other hand i am angry on Apple for launching nothing new at least Microsofts on plans of Zenu !!!

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I like MS for a different reason
by cardsbb9 / August 5, 2006 2:07 AM PDT

MS is a HUGE company. When companies get bigger they get more bureaucratic. (Take for example the 'company' of the US Federal Government, but I digress) As a company gets more bureaucratic it gets less able to satisfy its customers at a reasonable cost and with speed.

MS has its problems with speed (Vista) but they are still reasonably fast regarding getting fixes out (there are twelve coming this Tuesday). What hasn't happened to MS that has happened to other really large companies is exploding prices. Windows and Office isn't cheap, but it is still reasonably priced enough to come installed on every PC.

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(NT) (NT) Consumer prices aren't cheap, they are bundled with PCs
by udayan71 / August 5, 2006 4:23 AM PDT
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I disagree with one thing....
by shantanubala / August 4, 2006 3:17 AM PDT

Number ten = Wii

That is all


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