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Where's the Plus in Select Plus?

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| I hate it when Microsoft introduces volume-licensing changes. Maybe you do,
| too.
|
| Companies, like people, have character flaws. With licensing, Microsoft
| consistently overstates the benefits while understating shortcomings and
| consistently talks about simplifying the contract process while creating yet
| more programs that only increase complexity.
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http://www.microsoft-watch.com/conte...lect_plus.html

Some say it shows how nervous Microsoft is. It's trying to pin down consumers
who begin looking elsewhere.

My mom, who is a technophobe, told me today that she began hearing a lot more
about Linux. It's mainstream. I guess the trolling in COLA is more indication
of this.


Related:

Raikes Steps Aside

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| Microsoft is shuffling its executive ranks, with today's surprise
| announcement that Jeff Raikes, president of the Business division, will leave
| the company. Uh-oh. He's not the only executive on the way out the door. *
|
| Raikes departure will have huge impact on Microsoft as it completes its 2008
| fiscal year on June 30. His division is one of two responsible for nearly all
| * * * * * * * * * * * * ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ ^^^
| Microsoft's profits. *
| ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
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http://www.microsoft-watch.com/conte...129TX1K0000535
http://tinyurl.com/34mq2a



Microsoft’s is losing its grasp on the technology markets

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| When I say the Xbox 360 is a disaster, I’m simply pointing to evidence that,
| as suggested by an “inside” source in a recent article, Microsoft released
| the 360 anticipating a 1 in 3 failure rate, and figured Bill’s big bank
| account could weather the storm.
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http://www.n4g.com/industrynews/News-106703.aspx
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