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    I have just read this news article from Forbes. Basically it is saying that Microsoft is going to disappear any day now. I think he is being unnecessarily catastrophic. I hope so at least. What are your thoughts?
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    Aaaaaand it's Adam Hartung time again...
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    This guy is an anti-MS hack. Love many of the comments to his garbage hit piece.
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    facepalm.jpg
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    This guy deserves to have his phone explode on the side of his face as he's receiving news of his entire family being abducted by Somali pirates, and being held for ransom for one new MS Surface....or something.
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    Yeah, Microsoft is so engrained in the software business that they aren't going to just disappear. I mean, look at HP. And it's only been 2 months for people to even SEE the devices, and this guy is saying that they failed? Not to mention that the government has a contract with MS now, meaning that they have a steady stream of money coming in for the next 3 years, at least.

    Yeah, this is a bunch of FUD and I'm glad that the comments on the article are calling him out.
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    Yawn - He could apply the same writing techniques and points of view to herald the end of Apple - $200 off share price since Jobs died - company in turmoil with high profile staff leaving. Sales dipping in the wake of android dominance. Sales figures of latest devices not hitting analysts targets - share price drops for manufacturers associated with Apple products. Products not living up to the hype, increased product lifecycle and products rushed to market to combat areas where competition is more dominant.

    Bet he would be lynched if he wrote that though and looking for a job in the morning.
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    Is it me or did they take that garbage down from their site?
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    Quote Originally Posted by squire777 View Post
    Is it me or did they take that garbage down from their site?
    Haha thats great. P45 in the post.
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    Quote Originally Posted by squire777 View Post
    Is it me or did they take that garbage down from their site?
    Can't tell. I refuse to click on link bait.
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    That's true, the link is no longer working. Someone must have complained :)
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    The author likely got his *** handed to him, since it was a completely stupid, inflammatory, and misleading article.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JerseySal View Post
    This guy deserves to have his phone explode on the side of his face as he's receiving news of his entire family being abducted by Somali pirates, and being held for ransom for one new MS Surface....or something.
    Or a good old-fashioned ***** slap.
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    Lawlz, apparently the article was full of FUD and got pulled.

    Latest Microsoft analyst attack uses misleading numbers
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    Well, it's Forbes.
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    It's clear that Forbes' staff aren't intellectually capable of understanding and executing much more than "richest people in the world" lists. They ought to stick to them.
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    The author of the original author is a tool, but not all is well in Balmer land. Former Microsoft executive says CEO Ballmer culls internal rivals to retain power | Reuters
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    How much of that is sound bites for book sales? A former employee who left under a cloud 10 years ago. Some of the things look like sour grapes. Will be interesting to see what comments Ballmer and Gates might have. But losing those executives named does raise an eyebrow.
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    My brain hurt after reading that one.
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    Windows 8 is so new that it is hard to judge. I have owned an android phone since the Droid Eris, I now own a Galaxy Note 2. Not only has the hardware improved, but the OS and 3rd party developers have made the system even with iOS.

    The same will be the same for Windows. Once developers adopt the system, then things will improve. To think that developers will shun this mobile OS is kind of illogical. Being able to expand the market to millions of new customers is always worth the risk.

    Even if Windows 8 RT/Phone isn't a huge success like Android or iOS, they have the Kinect and XBox 720 to fall back on. Microsoft just needs to wine and dine developers to accelerate the process.

    Forbes is my favorite magazine but I don't agree with everything published in it. I had read that Nokia was a bad buy in several financial publications before I bought their stock...and it has doubled since I have bought it. I wouldn't put much stock in the article. If anyone is hurting, it is Apple. Their stock is down 30% from their record high and they are losing market share across the board.

    I think WP will be a great choice for business once it takes off. Mark Cuban uses a Lumia 920.
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    With rkeenan on this one. Forbes is a great financial source for explanations of market trends and a fantastic source to learn how investment works. As far as mobile? Eh, grain of salt and all that. I like Fox Sports and ESPN as well for sports, but when they try to go "deeper" into political connections or conspiracy theories, I walk away. Forbes has a great strength, they should stick to it.
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    Linux: the end of Microsoft
    XP: the end of Microsoft
    Java: the end of Microsoft

    see the pattern?
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    Quote Originally Posted by realwarder View Post
    Linux: the end of Microsoft
    XP: the end of Microsoft
    Java: the end of Microsoft

    see the pattern?
    Vista:The end of Microsoft.
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    $200 x 100 million every 4-5 years = end of Microsoft.

    No wait...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ttsoldier View Post
    Vista:The end of Microsoft.
    Kin: The end of Microsoft.
    60 million Win8 Licenses sold: End of Microsoft
    1 million Surface RT Sold: End of Microsoft.
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