Summary: Infosys helps Microsoft fight against the interests of the Indian people, but both companies are suffering together from an unstoppable power shift (from colonisation to freedom and independence)
THE DEEP RECESSION (some people are still sensitive to the word “depression”) is very harsh in every way, but the GNU/Linux leader, Red Hat, is the only one among a trio which includes Apple and Microsoft that actually keeps rising. Microsoft declines the fastest because Apple has products other than PCs (sorry, “Macs” are personal computers) to rely on for revenue. Unlike Microsoft’s secondary businesses, Apple’s gadgets are actually proving profitable at the end of the day. As for GNU/Linux, it rises everywhere including the desktop (as noted one hour ago), whereas dead Microsoft products continue to pile up. We gave an example yesterday and now there’s this:
The rumors circulating earlier this week were true: Microsoft has decided to pull the plug on its MSN/Windows Live Butterfly program.
Microsoft's decline is affecting those who are connected to it. Consider Infosys for example. Aside from Infosys slump, there have been other reasons for mentioning this company recently [1, 2]. Gates calls it “effective” (probably at reducing expenditure associated with labour). From the news:
Indian outsourcer Infosys managed a small increase in profits for the first quarter but warned that the outlook for the full year is still bad.
For some more background, learn about the Infosys-Microsoft imperialist connection. Infosys is part of Microsoft’s lobby for software patents in India [1, 2, 3] (advancing USPTO-imposed monopolies). It also exploits Indian people, it worked to ratify OOXML — the proprietary Microsoft format — as an international standard [1, 2] and so on [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8]. Infosys helps Infosys and Microsoft, not India. █