Originally Posted by palmetto defender
Michael Dell is shopping Dell to a couple private equity firms ( ala Bain). He knows the party is over and wants OUT. PE means the end of the lone.
Microsoft has not been any good since Bill Gates decided he wanted to do the foundation thing. Steve Ballmer is not good. MS did not even both to attend the National Consumer Electronics show> Not a good sign for new products. The stock is a bowser. It's lower ( a lot) than when I sold it 14 years ago.
Microsoft's story reminds me a lot of Sony Electronics. Anyone remember when Sony was the only brand to buy when it came to TV's and Radios and such? Some people may still have that impression. In reality Panasonic, Samsung and even LG have claimed that mantle.
Microsoft was for years the premier name in computing. Apple and Google have claimed the mantle and Microsoft seems like a dinosaur by caparison. How many people are buying MS Office when Google has all of those services provided free (google docs etc.) Do you know anyone that has the new Windows platform for their Smartphone/Tablet? No. That also works on a Droid OS so not really Microsoft anyway.