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Microsoft hits Alt-F4 on 3,000 global sales staff

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Re: Sinofsky will be remembered in history as the man who killed Micosoft

They were never all that impressive. From a business perspective, Gates was a great strategist in getting the PC industry to build itself around MSFT in the 90s. From a tech perspective, they were always just copiers of other peoples' ideas. Windows was a copy of Mac, Office was a copy of Lotus/WordPerfect and other, Windows Server was DEC VMS, or the decent parts, MS SQL was straight Sybase... literally copied it in that case, Xbox is Playstation, etc. I think what got them in trouble is that they started believing their own marketing and thinking of themselves as innovators. That has never been their strength.

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