10.18.10

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Bill Gates’ Successor Quits Microsoft!

Posted in Bill Gates, Microsoft, Steve Ballmer at 6:34 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Ray Ozzie at Web 2.0 Conference
Photo via Wikipedia, speech bubble added

Summary: The man behind the ‘reinvention’ of Microsoft is giving up

THIS was predictable. We said it would happen some months ago. We wrote about him on numerous occasions as well. For anyone who still has doubts about Microsoft’ fast demise, this is possibly the seal.

Coverage so far includes (“retirement” is somewhat of a cushion/euphemism by the way):

This massive news marks the beginning of the end of ‘new’ Microsoft — the one which dreamt of Fog Computing. Is Ballmer about to leave too?

“Microsoft can’t charge $80 or $100 when there’s Linux for free on netbooks,” Rosoff said. On regular PC sales, Microsoft’s profit margins are typically about 70 percent to 80 percent, he explained.”

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3 Comments

  1. Agent_Smith said,

    October 18, 2010 at 8:42 pm

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    M$ and crApple act as if we were still at the 80′s. crApple still manages to cut costs resorting to sweatshops in China, but the times of absurd profits are gone. And, M$ should acknowledge that and change. But it doesn’t. crApple is the next. Folks will no longer fall for the fool’s gold their pricey gadgets are.

    Dr. Roy Schestowitz Reply:

    Apple has already captured a lot of its target market, which is a niche.

  2. twitter said,

    October 19, 2010 at 5:32 pm

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    It looks like Ray’s exit will cover some broken promisses in Massachusetts.

    After Bill Gates and Paul Allen created their first Microsoft software program in Cambridge, Mass., it’s been mostly downhill for the company’s R&D in the Bay State. The latest blow came Monday with the announcement that chief software architect Ray Ozzie would leave Microsoft. … In a controversy over ODF standards precipitated by the Massachusetts state CIO, IBM and Sun Microsystems pointedly noted that Microsoft had relatively few employees and facilities in the Bay State, putting pressure on the software giant to beef up its Massachusetts operations. The controversy has faded, and so has pressure on Microsoft to create more jobs and facilities in Massachusetts.

    Others should note from this example that there’s no pony at the bottom of the pile. Microsoft is an abusive monopoly that can not pay off everyone who wants to save money by dumping them. Just dump them already.

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