QOTD: How Would You Run Microsoft Differently?

There's no disputing that Microsoft is a highly successful company. It's ambitions are set very high, and the company's determination to win in every market it enters is frightening to say the least.

Of course, like all companies, Microsoft has had extremely good times and some not so good times. From faulty starts to run-ins with government entities, Microsoft has been through a plethora of difficult situations. Bet yet, even through all the rough times, Microsoft continues to dominate the computing world. Windows is the undisputed king of desktop and server operating systems, and the company's venerable Office suite is used in nearly every office around the globe.

In recent years, we've seen Microsoft dip its hands into markets that surprised many at the time. When Microsoft announced it would enter the game console market, the news shocked many. Microsoft is also going after the Internet search and online advertising market and doesn't show any signs of slowing down. Cloud computing is next up on the software giant's list, and we'll hedge our bets that it'll do well in this space too.

Considering all of Microsoft's blunders and successes, its world-wide dominance allows it to be the trend-maker and market shaker. So...

The question of the day is: If you were running Microsoft, how would you do things differently?

Some ideas to jog your thoughts:

- Xbox division
- Windows operating system
- Online search
- Zune/Music
- Internet Explorer
- Office
- Servers

There's plenty of things that could be changed. What would be priority number one?

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  • MrF430That's a fricken mic/earpiece! Do you not see the cord that runs down from the shiny part you're so fixated on! Maybe if he was wearing a black turtleneck you would praise him for being so different! Next time, instead of posting nonsense, please elaborate as to why you dislike Windows so much!? Is it because its the most common OS used, and that automatically makes it uncool? Is it because there are an unparalleled amount of programs available to run on windows without the need to emulate another OS? Is it because you can play games on it? Is it because it can do everything the other OS's can? Is it because you were influenced by your friends which were influenced by their friends who in turn were influenced by their friends to hate MS/Windows/Vista, all of whom were unable to think for themselves and arrive at their own conclusions about which OS they like/dislike and why?! Ohhhh I know!!!! It must be because the hardware and software options of a Windows based PC compared to another OS is like 60:1? I too hate having options! OPTIONS SUCK!!! I mean now I can understand why Windows does suck! Especially with all the reasons I listed above! I don't know why anyone in their right mind would run such a crappy OS!?!?Go be a troll elsewhere please! Thanks!


    I'm a Windows/PC user and a post like the one you just wrote makes me feel ashamed that you're a Windows user too. You automatically assumed the guy was a Mac, and then ranted with all that crap above like "Ohhhh I know!!!! It must be because the hardware and software options of a Windows based PC compared to another OS is like 60:1? I too hate having options! OPTIONS SUCK!!!"

    Interestingly, you don't know either. Do you know what he's using? Windows users dislike and like Windows too. Jumping the gun and automatically pulling out the Mac-fanboy card makes you a douche. You're actually the type of guy that you're dissing in your own post. GG.
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  • As much as I hate their 20 or so version of the same thing marketing strategy, I think my feelings would change a bit when I look at my bank account and 100million dollar house it got me... I'm greedy...

    IE however, needs to be put out of it misery and replaced with something that can compete with other browsers on the market.
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  • As much as I hate their 20 or so version of the same thing marketing strategy, I think my feelings would change a bit when I look at my bank account and 100million dollar house it got me... I'm greedy...

    IE however, needs to be put out of it misery and replaced with something that can compete with other browsers on the market.
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  • Buy up google...
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  • zingamAnd this guy with the ear ring is the head of the largest software corporation in the world?My God, I know now why Windows sux so badly!



    Wow! You're either:

    A. Blind
    B. A Moron
    C. A nix, but most probably an Apple fanboy!
    D. All of the above!
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