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  • spirncus spirncus Mar 9, 2000 4:38 PM Flag

    TIME TO SHORT THIS SORRY PIG STOCK

    antitrust lawsuits here and in england will cause
    msft huge fines and more!

    sec investigations
    agains msft for lying about profits when they are
    actually losing money!

    bugs bugs
    bugs!!

    microsoft has the most lawsuits of any
    company!!

    windows 2000 was a flop companies refuse to
    upgrade!!

    bill gates and paul allen selling record # of
    shares!!

    government shifting away from windows because of a lack of
    security!!

    linux is killing msft!!

    microsoft is dinasaur
    and linux ate its lunch!!

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    • horseman_of_the_apocolypse_2000 horseman_of_the_apocolypse_2000 Aug 31, 2000 9:34 AM Flag

      Linux is winning. Dept of justice is winning.
      Lotus is winning. Everyone is winning except for this
      loser.

      MSFT profits are weakening and nobody is going to
      upgrade any more to garbage products. Bye bye
      MSFT.
      http://linux today.com

      http://linuxnewbie.org

    • Bugs, lack of innovation, problems with the SEC and the Department of Justice, new
      lawsuits, old class action lawsuits, penalties, fines, fees, injunctions, business restrictions,
      breakups, loss of customers, loss of market share, increase in Linux usage, Lotus Notes Domino
      R5 gaining market share, insider selling, key employees leaving in droves. Slowing
      growth. MSFT chart is saying strong
      sell.
      http://www.MacKiDo.com/History/Where_is_stack.html

      http://www.theregister.co.uk/000426-000002.html

      http://money.go.com/MarketNews.html?col=NX&arn=a1511reuff-20000430&dbid=4&CAT=BU
      SINESS&ak=news420&kt=A

      http://cbs.marketwatch.com/archive/20000419/news/current/msft.htx?source=blq/yho o&dist=yhoo

    • horseman_of_the_apocolypse_2000 horseman_of_the_apocolypse_2000 Aug 29, 2000 10:33 AM Flag

      PAUL ALLEN AND BILL GATES CONTINUE TO DUMP
      SHARES. MSFT IS LOSING MARKET SHARE TO EVERY OTHER
      COMPANY ON EARTH. LINUX IS KILLING MSFT. SAY GOODBYE TO
      THIS COMPANY THIS IS THE END MY
      FRIENDS.

      http://linuxworld.com

      http://linuxtoday.com

      http://linux.com

    • "Someone with his net worth can not be deemed
      stupid is my point."

      Maybe not stupid. Just
      bright enough to see what the majority of the non-techie
      soon to be computer user public couldn't see. Not
      bright enough to be called genius. More of an
      opportunist I'd say.

      "I reserve judgement on his
      actions and responses until this entire case is played
      out. Again, I do believe there are politcal forces
      behind this
      also..although I believe that is
      wrong."

      I don't! The guy is a perfect standin for the
      weasel millionaire on the Simpsons. Perhaps the Simpsons
      could get Gates to take over the voice job.

      "But
      there is a reason Gates is stretching this thing out
      versus settling. Either he believes that Bush will get
      in and there might be an allegiance
      there."

      Well if there is anyone out there that understands
      monopoly it would be Bush, the son of an oil
      person.

      "Also, I will say once more, MSN has the second largest
      presence on the
      internet, and Wall Street has not
      acknowledged it in MSFT's stock price. MSN is second behind
      YHOO on the internet, and MSN is not only a
      search
      engine, it is also an ISP closing in on AOL."

      The
      only reason a loser ISP like MSN has any presence is
      the large amount of money MSFT is willing to sink
      into it in a vain attempt to make it so. The moment
      MSFT stops pouring money into cute little PC subsidies
      at Circuit City, Best Buy, Office Depot, etc. is the
      day you start seeing MSN decline in users.

      "I
      am pro MSFT not because of Bill Gates..I like the
      numbers on this
      company and I have done quite well
      staying invested in it."

      Money DOES have a
      conscience and I am anti-microsoft exactly because of Bill
      Gates. Microsoft will stick around i'm sure, but we all
      will see its steady decline in the computer
      industry.
      You are a welcome addition to the softies, you
      remained polite throughout all your posts, unlike some of
      the other softie posters here. Good job!

    • some of the bad things that i just read on the message board as illegal acts, bad products etc.i have not heard them today on cnbc or bloomberg news.how come?

    • Msg#250353

    • When do you think that it will go down to 30 or lower?

    • STROMBOLI WARNING BIG PROBLEMS AHEAD. EUROPEAN
      LAWSUITS COMING MORE LAWSUITS CLASS ACTIONS, FEES, FINES,
      PENALTIES, BUSINESS RESTRICTIONS, LOSING MORE MARKET SHARE,
      MORE DOWNGRADES AHEAD. LOOKING VERY BAD.

      http://biz.yahoo.com/rf/000803/l0318265_2.html

    • Insiders and funds selling, growth slowing and
      declining. Linux entering all markets. Strong disapointment
      with MSFT shoddy products, and angry competitors such
      as Larry Elison claiming illeagal activities could
      lead to an SEC investigation into MSFT illeagal
      business activities.
      MAJOR TANKAGE AHEAD FOR MSFT
      LONGS

      http://www.MacKiDo.com/History/Where_is_stack.html


      http://www.theregister.co.uk/000426-000002.html


      http://cbs.marketwatch.com/archive/20000419/news/current/msft.htx?source=blq/yho
      o&dist=yhoo

    • Microsoft Huffs Through Tough
      Year


      We got less than expected from Microsoft
      this
      quarter: Flat sales, sinking operating
      income, and
      rising receivables. There's
      not much to like.
      By
      Zeke Ashton (TMF Centaur)
      July 21, 2000


      Hey, Fools!

      We've hit the heart of earnings
      season, which means we'll be checking in on our
      Rule
      Maker companies to make sure all is well. Today, I'll
      cover Microsoft's
      (Nasdaq: MSFT) fiscal fourth
      quarter
      on to Microsoft. Because its fiscal year also ended
      on June
      30, we have the opportunity to look at
      both the quarterly report and the entire
      year's
      results.

      Microsoft's sales for the fourth quarter were
      $5.8 billion, up less than 1% from a
      year ago.
      This is the lowest sales growth figure Microsoft has
      reported for the
      last eight quarters, and I can't
      remember a quarter where Softy hasn't posted
      at least
      double-digit sales growth. It's not something we
      expected.

      While sales were flat, operating profits were
      down 13.1% to $2.524 billion from
      $2.9 billion in
      the fourth quarter of last year. The operating profit
      margin fell
      from over 50% last year to
      43.5%
      Overall, however, the balance sheet showed marked

      deterioration, mostly due to the accounts receivables increasing
      47% from Q4
      last year. We don't like to see
      accounts receivables and inventories rising faster

      than sales. The huge increase in those bad current
      assets caused Softy's
      Foolish Flow Ratio to jump by
      more than a third, to 0.49. That's the highest

      Flow for Microsoft since we began tracking the figure,
      and I bet it's the highest
      Flow in the last
      decade for Softy.

      While Microsoft didn't include
      cash flow data on the report, I know that free
      cash
      flow will be negatively affected by the rising
      Flow Ratio. With a company as
      large as Microsoft,
      each point that the Flow rises can cost millions in
      free cash
      flow. Microsoft's quarter was pretty
      poor relative to historical standards. Let's look
      at
      the full year to see if we can benefit from
      looking at the bigger picture.
      Operating margin
      declined to 47.6% from 50.3%There are a couple of obvious
      concerns. The first is sales growth. Microsoft
      boosted
      sales 16.3% this year, the lowest full-year growth rate
      in company
      history. The second concern is the
      Flow Ratio. Further deterioration in this ratio
      means
      less free cash flow, and it could also imply that
      Microsoft's management is
      taking their eye off the ball a
      bit in the midst of the legal battle. We'll check
      on
      the company next quarter and look for the Flow
      Ratio to return to historical
      levels.

      On
      the topic of Microsoft's legal woes, you might be
      wondering what effect a
      breakup would have on the Rule
      Maker Portfolio. In the event of a breakup, I
      think
      we should assess the pieces separately as Rule Maker
      investments. They are likely to be weakened if so, then we
      should sell the one or both.

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