The Register echos my thoughts from yesterday – Microsoft need a new product to stay relevant

I talked yesterday that Microsoft have been resting on their laurels for far too long and need a new product to keep them relevant. Seems The Register are thinking along the same lines – Microsoft continue to milk their two cash cows of Windows and Office, but fail miserably in every other area they have tried to enter, mainly with me-too releases of products trying to cash in on others success but not making any headway (e.g. the Zune, search, mobile devices, mobile phone operating systems). The Register suggest more drastic changes for Microsoft to get them back in the game, but embracing something like Linux does not seem like it will ever be a choice that Ballmer will have the guts to do.

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