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Subject  :  Has the Microsoft of today become the IBM of the late '80s?
Author  :  Kim
Date  :  03 Aug, 2004 on 20:00
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Subject  :  Re:Has the Microsoft of today become the IBM of the late '80s?
Author  :  e-co
Date  :  04 Aug, 2004 on 00:48
Why os/2 site mentions Microsoft? When os/2 users will stop thinking about Windows and "look into own plate"?

Subject  :  Re:Has the Microsoft of today become the IBM of the late '80s?
Author  :  os2power
Date  :  04 Aug, 2004 on 13:28
Quite frankly I couldn't care less about M$ problems.

ciao, os2p.


Subject  :  Re:Has the Microsoft of today become the IBM of the late '80s?
Author  :  BigWarpGuy
Date  :  04 Aug, 2004 on 16:14
IBM problems led to IBM compatible clones. Perhaps MS problems will mean more choices of OS (which could having OS/2-eCS has one of the choices?)?

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Subject  :  Re:Has the Microsoft of today become the IBM of the late '80s?
Author  :  RadarCat
Date  :  21 Apr, 2005 on 06:29


From "Has the Microsoft of today become the IBM of the late '80s?" by Espen Andersen:

"Bill Gates turned on a dime and embraced the technology that could have killed the company, by aggressively using Microsoft's dominance in two markets operating systems and applications to gain a dominant market share in browsers. But their heart is not in it. Internet Explorer has not been functionally updated for years, the focus is on extending MS Windows onto new platforms (servers, handhelds, smartphones, media boxes). Microsoft remains, as Neal Stephenson says in his brilliant essay "In the beginning was the command line," an operating system company."


I think that Microsoft is losing market share in it's dominance of the browser market. The ever increasing down loads of the Firefox browser by the Windows masses is a sure sign of this.

Though I am sure that my web site visitors are not typical, my visitors are using Internet Explorer about 49% of the time followed by the great Opera browser at about 22% and Firefox at about 13%. These figures are typical for my web site.

Below are the percentage figures from my web host's Apache AWstats program from April 1, 2005 through April 20, 2005:

MS Internet Explorer --- 49.7 %
Opera ------------------ 22.4 %
Firefox ----------------- 13.6 %
Mozilla ------------------ 5.3 %
Netscape --------------- 4.0 %
Unknown ---------------- 2.6 %
IBM-WebExplorer -------- 0.6 %
Konqueror --------------- 0.5 %
Links -------------------- 0.3 %
MultiZilla ---------------- 0.3 %
Others ------------------ 0.2 %

Does anyone else care to post their visitors browser percentage figures from their web site?

Best,

RadarCat

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Subject  :  Re:Has the Microsoft of today become the IBM of the late '80s?
Author  :  ChrisR roossien@gmail.com
Date  :  21 Apr, 2005 on 13:41
1. Internet Explorer 6.x 45.2 %
2. Mozilla Firefox 1.x 29.0 %
3. Mozilla 1.x 19.4 %
4. Internet Explorer 5.x 3.2 %
Unknown 3.2 %
Total 100.0 %

Subject  :  Re:Has the Microsoft of today become the IBM of the late '80s?
Author  :  BigWarpGuy
Date  :  21 Apr, 2005 on 16:02
MS problems could mean an opportunity for other operating systems. ReactOS - a WinNT clone that is open source - is gaining popularity. It could mean an opportunity for eComStation (when ODIN is able to handle most Win software).

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Subject  :  Re:Has the Microsoft of today become the IBM of the late '80s?
Author  :  letoured
Date  :  22 Apr, 2005 on 00:57
The article fails on facts. People in IBM responsible for development , tell story after story of Microsoft not getting the job done.

We know now that it had nothing to do with the size of IBM or M$, but rather the that gates did not want to see OS2 finished or working as planned.


Subject  :  Re:Has the Microsoft of today become the IBM of the late '80s?
Author  :  Kim
Date  :  22 Apr, 2005 on 09:59
Well, here is the stats for OS2 World; guess that it will not reflect real life but I'll find some stats from another site as well.

- Firefox 1.x (43%)
- Mozilla 1.z (32%)
- Internet Explorer 6.x (17%)
- Opera 7.x (3%)
- Internet Explorer 5.x (1%)
- Konqueror 3.x (1%)
- Netscape 7.x (1%)
- Netscape 4.x (1%)
- Opera 0.x (1%)


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