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Miscellaneous News   Miscellaneous News : Is Microsoft Losing it's Grip?
   posted by Billsey on 30-Jan-2004 15:45:59 (2615 reads)
In this article from the Mac Observer, the author sites recent trends and realities in wondering whether "Big Redmond" is losing its grip.
    

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Esquilax 
Re: Is Microsoft Losing it's Grip?
Posted on 30-Jan-2004 20:45:17
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To paraphrase Star wars "The more you tighten your grip, the more systems will slip through your fingers" - very apt i think.

Oh and hello, i'm new to the forum

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Welcome!

It is true then, that all answers lies within the wisdom of Star Wars. May the force be with us all.


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Re: Is Microsoft Losing it's Grip?
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This article would be more accurate if it didn't imply that Microsoft might be losing its grip to Apple. Microsoft has a lot invested in Apple and the Macintosh line, on top of that, Apple is potentially facing two class-action lawsuits over hardware problems with their products.

Is Microsoft losing it's grip? probably...is it losing it to Mac? not really, Microsoft products exist on Macintosh too.

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Esquilax enthused:Quote:
Oh and hello, i'm new to the forum

Welcome to AmigaWorld, Esquilax. The first one's on me....


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Re: Is Microsoft Losing it's Grip?
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@Wain:

Hey! So long as they lose it, right?


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Apple is potentially facing two class-action lawsuits over hardware problems with their products.


That's not so much of a threat now that Apple have admitted that some iBooks have serious problems with their logic boards. Of course, it's not the only problem that's been reported, but it's a start. I sent mine back for free repair yesterday, and was told to expect its return in a week

 
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what is microsoft?

thats the future :)


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I hope M$ doesn't lose outright... I NEED gamez!!!!!!!! Linux on an x86 just doesn't have the support for games as M$ provides. What would happen to Call of Duty parts 3,4 and5?!


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Multiplatform.


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@ Billsey

Oh well, in that case... Off with their heads!


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What would happen to Call of Duty parts 3,4 and5?!


They would come out on AmigaOS4.

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Until Apple issues MacOS licenses to other HW manufactures, Apple has its own problems with its MacOSX/Apple box model/non-standard HW form factor**.
It seems that article's creator has forgotten Cross Office for Linux X86, Sun's StarOffice6 and IBM's OS/2 Warp 4.5 with Odin add-on.

Disclosure of the "criteria and methodology" is important in any statistical presentation.

**Refer to the gutted PowerMac G5 issue as an example...


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@ HWGA

IF they ever decide to take notice of the Amiga...


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I don't even want to imagine what that kid's parents will do, if they realize what he did to $2,500+ worth of present.

Wow!


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Hi all,

I hope that M$not don't loose their grip (too much). We don't want the script kiddies, hackers, slackers, and virus authors concentrating their efforts on another OS !!


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I hope that M$not don't loose their grip (too much). We don't want the script kiddies, hackers, slackers, and virus authors concentrating their efforts on another OS !!


So M$ DO have there uses after all.


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