article that made it to Fark wrote:Not this year, not next year… but soon - almost certainly by the next decade.
1) Their business model is at a deadend. Seems they are still flush with cash, but yea, they must be at a dead end.
2) They flunk at Web 2.0 Why I kept reading, I don't know. Anyone that uses Web 2.0 when they mean 'service oriented apps' is obviously too retarded to understand that 'service oriented apps' aren't making anyone any serious money, yet.
3) They're running out of friends. Yes, amazingly enough, MSFT has competitors.
4) They only have a couple of cash cows to work with. As opposed to what? If the only products I had on the books were Win2k3 or Office, I'd be quite happy.
5) People are hating on Vista. I'm here to tell ya, people hate on every new version of windows. Time will tell, but this is a non-issue.
6) Their stock isn't rising any more. They pay dividends every year. They are flush with cash. They aren't a growth stock, but neither are any of their long term competitors. Google is still going up, but it sure does seem to be levelling out. And how much is your SUN er. JAVA stock worth now?
7) PC Makers are starting to turn their backs on Microsoft. No, Dell is taking a beating in the market (like all PC manufacturers) and so is looking for some extra market for little effort.
This guy should enjoy his 15,000,000 pagehits of fame while they last.
Edit: I should really proofread