Pretty interesting observation about Microsoft from ABC News:
Great, healthy companies not only dominate the market, but share of mind. Look at Apple these days. But when was the last time you thought about Microsoft, except in frustration or anger? The company just announced a powerful new search engine, designed to take on Google – but did anybody notice? Meanwhile, open systems world – created largely in response to Microsoft’s heavy-handed hegemony – is slowly carving away market share from Gates & Co.: Linux and Firefox hold the world’s imagination these days, not Windows and Explorer. The only thing Microsoft seems busy at these days is patching and plugging holes.
I pretty much agree with the author. Miscrosoft definitely doesn’t lead in technology, but then again, they never really have.