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Microsoft Demoted in IT Leaders League, Ranked Second-Worst Polluter/Environmental Hazard

Summary: Microsoft's products are too inferior for industry giants like Google and Apple to be too worried about; Greenpeace slams Microsoft again

THE previous post showed that Microsoft is using partners to challenge Google's dominance as a search engine and is also using questionable tactics to harm Google's Linux phones (this includes FUD). Some time ago we shewed that Apple and Microsoft might be joining forces against Google/Android. As the Mac Observer wrote it down a few days ago:



Apple Officially Writes Off Microsoft, Moves Sights to Google



[..]

I wrote off Microsoft long ago. Except the Mac Business Unit - I think Office for Mac is a great product. Seriously, though, under Steve Ballmer's leadership, Microsoft has largely floundered, moving from one blundered catch up project to another.


It's becoming a trend this month.

From IDG: "World Domination Boils Down to Apple vs. Google"

And from NewsWeek: "Forget Microsoft vs. Google. This Decade, It's an Apple-Google Slugfest."

Some people would argue that Windows Mobile is out is the picture/race, which means that now it's a case of BSD/Apple versus Linux/Android. Apple is also stepping in Google's advertising space and there is a positive spin to it:

Google Loves Apple’s Quattro Deal



[..]

Google’s logic here is straightforward: If other big companies are buying mobile ad networks, then Washington can’t possibly be upset with us for buying AdMob.


Lastly, regarding Apple and Microsoft, TG Daily was spreading some environmental messages against Apple while leaving Microsoft in the clear last year. It is becoming quite different this year. From the news this time around (annual CES protests):

Nintendo and Microsoft Ranked Dead Last in Greenpeace Rankings

Nintendo, Microsoft Last Place on Greenpeace Report

Apple has Microsoft beat — as far as Greenpeace is concerned

Greenpeace, the well-known environmental organization that speaks out against nuclear power and climate change, has revised its “Guide to Greener Electronics,” a ranking of 18 major electronics companies based on how eco-friendly they are in their practices. While it didn’t top the list, Apple came out the big winner, jumping 4 places higher on the list to fifth place — that’s 11 places higher than Microsoft, which bottomed out the ranks, beating only Nintendo.


Greenpeace: Nintendo, Microsoft Least Green Electronics Makers

Nintendo continues its reign as the least environmentally friendly electronics manufacturer, according to Greenpeace, but Microsoft is approaching that dubious honor as well after dropping two places and becoming the second-worst in this year's "Guide to Greener Electronics."


For more information that is relevant, see the following:

  1. Real Environment Activists Don't Use Windows
  2. Bingeing with Microsoft and Ruining the Environment


Bill Gates was accused by his former employee of global warming denial, so the attitude above makes some sense.

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