Dvorak: Microsoft malaise – eight signs that Microsoft is dead in the water

“Let me preface by saying that Microsoft is not about to stop making gobs of money. It’s just that there is virtually nothing interesting or exciting happening (with the lone exception of the X-Box360) with anything the company is doing,” John C. Dvorak writes for MarketWatch. “To make matters worse none of the upcoming upgrades to the operating system or Microsoft Office appear to have any ‘must-have” qualities needed to boost sales in a meaningful way. Compare what is going on at Microsoft to Apple. And now Apple is piling on with new TV commercials ridiculing all the viruses and security issues you buy when you buy a Windows-based PC. Microsoft advertising ironically highlights dinosaurs.”

Dvorak lists Eight Signs that Microsoft is Dead in the Water:
1. Vista OS
2. Office 2007
3. MSN
4. MSN search engine
5. Xbox360
6. Pad-based computing
7. Dot Net initiative
8. Preoccupation with Google

Dvorak writes, “This only scratches the surface of the Microsoft malaise. Now if the investment community sees light at the end of this tunnel good for them. I sure don’t see it.”

Full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: While agreeing with Dvorak is painful, in this case, we do share the same opinion.

[UPDATE: 3:54pm EDT: Added take.]

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  1. I understand that the next version of Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004 will swap out aircraft for various colors and sizes of pterodactyl. Innovation can also mean going back in time.

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