Thank you for confirming what I've been saying. There is no point in posting here, because for one thing, there is no worthy opponent. I'm talking to a brick wall. You don't understand a single word I wrote or quoted.
"Microsoft Corp. threatened to close its research facilities in Britain if the government went ahead with plans to promote open-source software, one of David Cameron’s former advisers said.
"Steve Hilton, who was the prime minister’s director of strategy until 2012, told an event in London Wednesday that when the Conservative Party proposed shifting government computer systems to open standards, the software giant began intensive lobbying of members of Parliament. Open tools have few restrictions, allowing users to move away from expensive proprietary software contracts."
This sounds like Microsoft in the bad old days of Ballmer. Can't live with Open Source, can't live without it.
"Microsoft wants Windows 10 to be installed on one billion devices in the next three years, and as of today, Arduino and Raspberry Pi devices can become part of that.
LOL Microsoft is hopping on not only the Open Source software bandwagon, but also the Open Source hardware bandwagon, in a hopeless attempt to get back into the game...
*yawn* Get real, already. Microsoft doesn't "lord it" over anyone or anything any more.
Believe it or not, I found this title on the Microsoft Headlines page. This continues the trend of recent days, i.e. most MSFT headlines being about something other than Microsoft. The point seems to be that there is simply nothing interesting to say about Microsoft any more, except that there is nothing interesting to say about Microsoft any more.
On the other hand, they HAVE to go for change-for-the-sake-of-change because otherwise they can't convince IT manager they need to buy the next version, and they have no revenue stream. So Microsoft is stuck in a losing paradigm.
"NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- The 1990's are gone and tech giants Microsoft (MSFT - Get Report) and Intel (INTC - Get Report) are no longer the dynamic duo of a burgeoning PC market. With PC sales back in decline, only Apple (AAPL) is managing to grow market share.
"But that shouldn't matter for Microsoft and Intel, whose shares are down so far in 2015 by 10% and 13%, respectively. In fact, given both companies current status as two of the worst performers in the Dow Jones Industrial Average, now's a great time to take a position in either or both stocks.
The rest of the story is that Microsoft is playing catch-up in cloud computing.
One issue at a time, Microsoft is giving up on everything it once claimed to stand for. Microsoft is destined to be the RCA of the 21st Century.
I don't pay much attention to price movements of MSFT any more, but couldn't help noticing that after rising much of last year, the stock is seriously down since roughly last November.
There was never any good reason for to go up. Probably it was being pumped by Microsoft itself through stock repurchase. Probably it's now falling because they've given up on that.
How art the mighty fallen. There was a time when it would not have occurred to anyone that the next version of Windows might be a flop....
An expected move. Will it work? I doubt it, but we shall see. As the author states:
"Of course, everything rests on Windows 10. If it’s a flop then Microsoft will have lost far more than market share at the bottom end of the laptop market.
"Would you be interested in a $150 Windows 10-based laptop? Do you own and love a Chromebook or hate them?"
Personally, yes, I own not one but two Chromebooks, and wouldn't go near a device that runs any version of Windows.
"Phablets are a very hotly growing market. Phablets are those huge phones (greater than 4″ screen size) that some people carry around. From almost nothing in 2012, over the last 3 years the market has exploded:
"The original creator of this market data, Kulbinder Garcha of Credit Suisse, thinks this demonstrates cannibalization of tablet sales by phablets. And this is thought to be a bad thing for Apple AAPL -0.81%.
"But there is another way to look at this. By introducing and promoting a phablet (iPhone 6+ and Galaxy S6,) Apple and Samsung are growing the total users of mobile media and mobile apps. As the chart shows, growth in tablet sales has been small compared to what happened when phablets came along. So people who didn’t buy a tablet, and maybe (likely?) wouldn’t, are buying phablets. The market is growing faster with phablets than had they not been introduced, and even if tablet sales shrink Apple and Samsung will see revenues continue growing."
I'm guessing you can't spell "analysts" because you can't pronounce it. "sts" is too many consonants in a row for you to pronounce.