For the first time in years, Microsoft seems vulnerable.
The technology recession, strategic miscalculations and general wariness following the Justice Department's four-year antitrust case have resulted in a psychological shift against Microsoft throughout the industry. Rivals and customers are sensing opportunities to challenge the software empire after decades of presumed invincibility.
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You should read the PDF, it's kinda interesting, but you'll have to register cuz it's too big to post here.
I think that people are starting to come out of their hole and actually take a stand against them.
Activation on XP was the beginning of consumer disgruntlement (aside from the many BSODs), regardless of how little if any personal info was transmitted.
Then came SP1 which was supposed to fix bugs and security leaks, but it has screwed up a number of computers and more leaks and bugs are showing up every week, 58 security leaks in this year alone.
But I think the thing to really jumpstart opposition to MS (in businesses at least)will be Licsence 6, which many businesses are not happy with cuz it locks you with MS products for about 3 years, regardless of any updates within that period.
A lot of corporations are seriously considering switching over to Linux because of it.
I think MS really shot themselves in the foot with that one.