The old gray beards today might say the same with IBM or Digital but once market forces correct a monopoly the company either whithers or adapts.
Did you sleep through the monopoly classes in Econ 101? There's no market force that corrects a monopoly. Microsoft still has a monopoly.
Under a free market people play nice or loose out.
Did you attend any Econ classes at all? That's not how markets works.
4. MS more liberal with pricing for non corporations. Google VS Community edition. It is pro and free!
Ugh. First hit is free. Site licensing has gone up radically. The kickbacks make it so.
5. MS is opening sourcing
Uhhh, yeah... What's the plan here? Where's DotNet going? Abandonware...
6. Azure supports non win32 operating systems.
And? What's the strategy here? Follow Amazon? Uhh. Yeah...
7. MS is putting more effort in security and stabilizing and fixing bugs now that competition exists.
And? Fixing bugs is something for which we should be thankful? What's the transparency on that?
Browsers are competitive. Mobile operating systems competitive. Development environments are competitive. Clouds and virtual services for legacy win32 apps scare the crap out of them so soon if mega corps want to leave they can.
You mean all those free browsers are charging because there's a viable market? Microsoft is irrelevant in mobile.
Does Microsoft pay you much for this nonsense?