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Old 09 March 2013, 12:42 PM
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Sure, they just got lucky. That's what all the companies who lost that battle would like us to believe. I'm not buying it. You don't just "get lucky" for 30 years. Something they were doing was right. It wasn't elegant or original but business is a battle. What matters is who gets it done. I'm not a Microsoft fan at all but there's no point ignoring the facts. They have helped more people get more work done than just about any other company on the planet. That's a fact.

Yes, they managed to get their foot in the door but so many other platforms could have and many of them even did. Where are they today? Osbourne, Commodore, Xerox, even the original Apple… Many of them had better chances than MS but they blew it in one way or another. That's not luck.
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