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Journal twitter's Journal: Ballmer: Microsoft Unlikely To Top Vista's 'Success' 1

Last week in Brazil, Sweaty B made a dark prediction for his company, "We're not going to have products that are much more successful than Vista has been." The article's author takes him to task for implying Vista's a success but I'll take his word for it that warmed over Vista sold as Windows 7 will be an even bigger dud. What else should you expect from a company that says it's all about advertising? As the Information week author puts it,

Hang on a sec, would you please, Dear Reader. Thanks -- I'm back. I just had to go dump a few thousand Microsoft shares. [Disclosure: I don't really own Microsoft shares, but if I did ...]

If he did buy any of that in the last 10 years, he'd be pretty sore. They've treated their investors about as well as they treated their customers. M$ never paid a dividend until their price collapsed and they ran out of growth space a long time ago. Eight years ago, the price flatlined at a little below the 1999 price and regularly flirted with the 1998 price before the latest global meltdown started.

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Ballmer: Microsoft Unlikely To Top Vista's 'Success'

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