Rea Maor "Why Microsoft is DOOMED?"

Microsoft evangelists like myself have had to put up with our fair share of criticism and obnoxiousness from open-source users and smug Apple owners. Today I'm going to debunk Rea Maor's 7 Reasons Why Microsoft is DOOMED; the article is so absurd that I'm half-convinced that it's a satire piece written by a Microsoft employee […]

Microsoft evangelists like myself have had to put up with our fair share of criticism and obnoxiousness from open-source users and smug Apple owners. Today I’m going to debunk Rea Maor’s 7 Reasons Why Microsoft is DOOMED; the article is so absurd that I’m half-convinced that it’s a satire piece written by a Microsoft employee with a sense of humor.

I do not love every single Microsoft product out there; I just recently wrote an article explaining my favorite Firefox web browser extensions and I have been comparing my current open-source PHP-based blog platform, WordPress, to the new open-source ASP.NET BlogEngine.NET.

I even wrote a post explaining why I’m moving away from the Microsoft-endorsed Facebook Developer’s Toolkit to the open-source Facebook.NET alternative.

Even if I don’t like all of Microsoft’s products, I still think they’re a visionary company and I think ASP.NET is the best thing to happen to web development. Without further adieu, my debunking of Rea Maor’s 7 Reasons Why Microsoft is DOOMED:

  1. Any company that makes $14 billion in net income in a fiscal year (F2007) does not have a “dead-end