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Microsoft suffers worst fiscal year ever while Apple rises

July 23, 2009

You know, it’s funny… at first, I was very happy to read this news:

Microsoft suffers worst fiscal year ever while Apple rises

As you all know, I hate Microsoft more than almost any other corporation on this planet, due to their consistent abuses against all of humanity.

But then I realized that it’s important for Microsoft to remain an active player in the technology industry so that they can prevent Apple from resting on its laurels. As you will see from my next post on the dozens of problems with the iPhone, Apple has a tendency to completely rest on its laurels when it has no competition. So I’d actually like to see Microsoft try to step it up a notch and try to do something competitive against Apple.

When Apple is left unchecked, they pay no attention to details, they care very little about their customers’ feedback, they are downright hostile to their very own developers, they practice censorship including censoring dictionaries, and they have a long history of not patching security vulnerabilities until security researchers threaten to publicly disclose the vulnerabilities.

One thing you can say about Microsoft is at least they give you tons of options and features in their programs, because it seems like they have no capacity to say “No” to anybody’s ideas when it comes to designing a product. I still use Microsoft Entourage as my daily email program, because it has dozens of important features that Apple Mail doesn’t have. Apple hasn’t cared to make any serious improvements to Apple Mail in years — it doesn’t even have a “send later” button in it.

But outside of Microsoft Entourage, Microsoft’s entire business model is based on building poor-quality products, so as a result, Microsoft has failed to effectively compete against the iPod, the iPhone, Mac OS X, iLife ’09, iWork ’09, Intel-based Macs, the Apple Retail Stores, Apple’s customer service, and Apple’s marketing campaign. It’s about time that people are waking up to the fact that Microsoft is literally selling you the emperor’s new clothes.

But for chrissake, we need Microsoft to keep trying to sell snake oil, or else Apple will not keep improving. Apple is already showing dramatic signs of resting on their laurels… to be continued in my next post on the iPhone.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. March 14, 2010 9:20 AM

    Nah… I disagree, I need M$ like I need a hole in the head. I simply don’t believe Apple need M$ to innovate as they are self motivated. I’d just love to see M$ fail big time. Put it down to working on Apple equipment since 1979 and having to put up with the M$ crap almost that long. I look forward to M$ joining the ranks of TWA and PANAM (first two major companies that R.I.P. that came to mind)

  2. wd3k permalink
    March 14, 2010 9:00 PM

    Hahaha, Microsoft is abusive? Please. Nothing they have done has EVER come close to the abusiveness that is Apple. Look at their lawsuit-craziness against HTC in recent weeks. Sorry but this blog reeks of rabid apple fanboy-ism.

    And digitalclips, people might actually be inclined to read your posts (because I sure didn’t) when you don’t do childish things like stick stupid dollar signs everywhere.

  3. March 14, 2010 9:14 PM

    Riiight. Because defending your infringed-upon patents in a court of law is abusive.

    Your inane comment shows that you know absolutely nothing about the history of computing technology.

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