March 7, 2008

Ballmer Could Learn a Lesson from Jonathan Schwartz

In a turn of irony Microsoft is starting to feel the pain of Mooreââ¬â¢s Law that Sun has felt for years. A pain that largely led to the departure of Scott Mcneally and to Jonathan Schwartz efforts to open up the company. The Guardian published an outstanding article on this future fate of Windows titled ââ¬ÅWhy falling Flash prices threaten Microsoft.ââ¬Â In the article they describe ââ¬Åthe price differential between the basic Eee PC running GNU/Linux and one running Windows XP is now significant as a proportion of the total cost.

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