I believe the all-time high was very near 60 (post-split). Not long after that it lost very nearly 2/3 of its value. Not an outcome to hope for.
Nice touch, though -- you misspelled "statistic" the same way the reall hawcreek did. That would have lent extra credibility if you hadn't botched the act by poor choice of alias.
Perhaps Microsoft's current predicament will give Microsoft's advocates some insight into the problems facing Linux in becoming popular in a desktop market already saturated with Microsoft software...
Nah, they couldn't bring themselves to be that objective.
In your dreams. This is the sort of nonsense you always spew. Are we supposed to believe that just because you say so?
That presumes there is actually someone who likes and wants Windows and wants to do business with Microsoft. Such people apparently don't exist.
LOL once upon a time I worried that by saying such things I would stop him damaging Microsoft. I needn't have worried. He (or it, as the case may be) has proved over and over, for years, that it is incapable of learning the lesson. So, thanks, but I don't worry about that any more.
"Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT ) has a lot of avenues it needs to improve on. Perhaps that's why the company's CEO Satya Nadella is laying off about 18,000 employees following the purchase of Nokia's mobile division. Though I'm a bit skeptical the mass layoffs are all that beneficial.
"But the company's mobile ambitions aren't the only thing Microsoft should worry about. Google's (NASDAQ: GOOG ) (NASDAQ: GOOGL ) Chromebooks have successfully crept into the education market, and Microsoft doesn't have much power to stop the advancement.
"Not too long ago Google would have been considered the underdog in the education market. Chromebooks have gone from just 1% of the K-12 computing market in 2012, to 19% in 2013. And these latest numbers show Google may be closing in even more on Microsoft's 28% share of the market.
"The latest data from NPD Group shows that in the first five months of this year Chromebooks accounted for 35% of all channel notebook sales, and that sales of the inexpensive laptops spiked during the first few weeks of June. Meanwhile, NPD reports that Windows laptop sales remained "flat."
"The most recent bump in Google's laptop sales comes as schools make purchases before the new school year starts. But it's not just NPD that's seeing a rise in Chromebook sales. Just last week Google said that it sold one million Chromebooks in Q2 2014."
Microsoft says "Me, too" yet again. Not a bad idea, in this case.
"Taking page from Apple, Microsoft aims to design sleek, easy to use, desirable products
"In this photo taken July 3, 2014, Ralf Groene, chief designer for the Microsoft Surface tablet computer, poses for a photo with a Surface 3 Pro tablet, right, in front of a milling machine used to produce parts for the computer, like the one he is holding at left, in Redmond, Wash. As Microsoft competes with Apple and other companies for hardware sales, the software giant has put a new emphasis on design. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
"REDMOND, Wash. (AP) -- Before Ralf Groene helped devise the look and feel of Microsoft's Surface tablet, he designed food — or "food concepts," he says, for people on the go. Among them: dried noodles that come wrapped around a pair of chopsticks; a tubular meal that can be pulled with two fingers from a car cup holder base; and a fork that squeezes out sauce.
"Though none of these ideas made it into production, the principles behind them can be applied to computing devices that fit into busy lives, says Groene, and they are just as varied as the ones Microsoft now uses to redesign all its software and devices.
" "In a way, we've designed Surface with very similar principles," Groene said on a recent tour of the Surface lab on Microsoft's sprawling campus in Redmond, Washington. "Surface is trying to dissolve into your day." "
LOL go sleep it off, stupid.
I never threaten anyone. You, on the other hand, just now threatened me with physical violence. You're so stupid, you don't understand the difference between "I" and "you".
You also don't know the difference between "its" and "it's".
I know what you mean, though you have no idea how to say it. You mean you think everybody ought to worship Microsoft on your say-so. Sorry, I'm not buying.
"Critics of Google’s (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL) line of Chromebooks argue that there’s no way the low-cost laptops can challenge the dominance of Microsoft’s (NASDAQ:MSFT) Windows laptops, but a recent milestone in Google’s education sales show that school administrators think otherwise.
"During its earnings call and in a post on its Enterprise blog, Google announced that schools bought more than a million Chromebooks in the second-quarter of 2014. The small, low-cost laptops, which run Google’s Chrome operating system, number among the widening variety of options for educators and administrators seeking to get computers into classrooms.
"In the Google post, Bridgeport Public Schools’ chief information officer – and Educational Technology Guy blogger — David Andrade wrote about why his district chose Chromebooks, touching on two key benefits of the laptops: affordability and simplicity.
" “I was a fan of the Chromebook right from the start because of their affordable price and ease of use … We could buy three Chromebooks for the price of a single desktop computer and the district’s small IT team wouldn’t have to struggle to keep up with the repairs and updates on aging PCs. We would also save on support time and costs since Chromebooks update automatically.”
"Most of the school district’s students don’t have access to computers outside of school, and 95 percent of students receive free or reduced price lunches. Using the school district’s own modest budget, and later some grants as well, the district has purchased thousands of Chromebooks with the eventual goal of deploying them to every classroom in grades 4 through 12. “The Chromebooks have already changed how teachers teach and students learn: there’s less ‘listen-to-me’ lecturing, and more active student involvement in creating their own projects.” "
As a shareholder, all he really cares about now is seeing the stock price rise and/or receiving dividends. Remember, he's a numbers man, always has been. Presumably he's still satisfied.
"As Yahoo! (NASDAQ: YHOO ) and Google's (NASDAQ: GOOG ) YouTube step up their commitment to producing original video, Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT ) has ended its commitment before it ever really began.
"The company will close its Xbox Entertainment Studios, or XES, as part of the broader cutbacks announced Thursday, which include around 18,000 layoffs. Shows that are already being produced will remain in production. Beyond that, the company has abandoned what once appeared to be an ambitious push into original TV programming."
Whatever the actual reasons for this decision, it's probably a good idea. Microsoft has a long track record of failing a creating "content". The reasons for that are not far to seek...
Elop was the worst thing that ever happened to Nokia, worse even than the mismanagement of those who preceded him. Hard to forgive a guy who destroyed everything that had any chance of saving the company.