3/18/2007

Ballmer questions Google business strategy

Filed under: — menk @ 6:59 pm

Yet again Steve Ballmer is demonstrating how even a moron can run a monopoly. Steve is confused as so how Google is making money. He points out how over and over Microsoft has remade itself to move forward and how Google is still ad revenue driven. In point of fact Steve knows his time is short. Microsoft is rapidly becoming irrelevant and they took one giant step in this direction by releasing Vista.

As far as Ballmer’s babbling about remaking the company, someone should point out to Steve that being a desktop OS monopoly then becoming a monopoly in Office suites by leveraging that OS Monopoly is not two separate business directions. Nor is it a change in business to leverage your desktop monopoly to try to monopolize the server market. You really need to study the term business model before you make comments denigrating another company’s approach.

Perhaps Steve B. meant to point out how Google is making money hand over fist and hasn’t screwed outright any of it’s business partners that certainly is a different strategy than Microsoft’s approach. In all areas of Microsoft’s product and services capabilities not specifically leveraged by the desktop monopoly they are hemoraging cash. (Windows CE, X-Box, MSN, Zune and the list goes on …)

Being condecending is annoying in virtually every instance. Ballmer should note that trying to appear condescending when you don’t have a basic grasp of what the competition is doing doesn’t make them look bad. It does however point out clearly that you are not the sharpest tool in the shed.

Ballmer questions Google’s business strategy

Microsoft security guru says Vista Bugs are less of a problem

Filed under: — menk @ 6:48 pm

Michael Howard, a senior security program manager in Microsoft’s security engineering group says the vulnerabilities in Vista are less serious than the same issue in XP. Michael is trying to make a point that with all the redundant and troublesome security in Vista as opposed to XP the problems should be viewed as less of an issue.

The problem with Mr. Howard’s perspective is that the issues and possible hacks are equivalent. If a hacker can gain control of your Windows system and steal all you passwords before erasing your hard drive that’s a serious OS flaw (and Windows has tons of these vulnerabilties). Whether on Vista or XP the problem would seem to rate as serious in my book.

My guess is that Michael needs to have his machine wiped clean a couple of times and filled with Malware before he gets it. Maybe he just needs to get a mac and forget the whole crap fest that is Windows?

Microsoft security guru wants Vista bugs rated less serious

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