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Microsoft Leaders and Supporters Desert Sinking Ship

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Summary: With Microsoft's co-founder having been found to be closely connected to someone who trafficked thousands of underage girls for sex it's hardly surprising that Microsoft is sinking and old leaders move away; we examine the history of Microsoft with focus on the past 20 years

ZDNet: Our sponsor is on fire and sinkingTHE state of Microsoft is appalling. Don't be misled by what they pay the media to say. With Ballmer ousted amid many other high-level departures (we used to cover those closely until about a decade ago) it's hardly surprising that Microsoft creates a fake expectation of growth (or fake prospects) while aligning itself more closely with the military. Bill Gates 'left' the Board last year, the layoffs accelerated around the same time (including Azure layoffs), and nowadays more money is spent on bribing/manipulating the media than on R&D. GitHub users are walking away (it's hard to just buy market share as it's becoming another CodePlex, just like SoapBox, the so-called YouTube competitor). There are also large-scale LinkedIn layoffs, Skype users walk away (Microsoft had almost a monopoly in VoIP, but that rapidly slipped away), and we mentioned the collapse of IIS earlier today. Internet Explorer/Edge became just a niche browser (they're just copying Chrome now), Microsoft became totally insignificant in the embedded space, Windows Phone users barely exist anymore, and Chromebooks rapidly replace Windows in many sectors, especially education.

The audio above discusses the emergence of Microsoft (owing to IBM's deal, set up by the mother of Bill Gates because of her family/dynasty connections), the peaking in the 1990s, and the rapid fall over the past 20 or so years. Microsoft was founded in 1975, 8 years before the GNU Project, and nowadays Microsoft is increasingly irrelevant, void of any substance or merit.

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