07 October 2009

Meet Microsoft, the Delusional

This is hilarious:

Jean Philippe Courtois, president of Microsoft Europe, described the company as an underdog in Paris today.

He said Bing had between three and five percent market share in search and could only grow - although he admitted it could take a long time.


Despite Microsoft having to live with open source software for 10 years, it had retained its share in the market place, he said.

Er, what, like the browser sector, where Firefox now has nearly 24% market share worldwide, and Microsoft's share is decreasing? Or Apache's 54% in the Web server world, where Microsoft's share is decreasing? Or GNU/Linux's 88% market share of the top 500 supercomputers in the world, where Microsoft's share is static?

Microsoft the underdog? Or just a dog?

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Unknown said...

Pretty funny. Pretty funny indeed. Woof! Woof!

Unknown said...

Was just poking about in my old blog posts, and found I'd written about this post of yours, back in 2009, but in such scanty detail I had to come back and read it again. Compare the Microsoft of then, with the Microsoft of now, after reading last week's SEC filing, and extrapolating the trends. Interesting Times indeed.


Glyn Moody said...

@Wayne: indeed. Trouble is, now we have to worry about Apple, Google, Facebook....