Microsoft's brand power has been in sharp decline over the past four years, an indication the company is losing credibility and mindshare with U.S. business users, according to a recent study by market research firm CoreBrand.
The once ulimate ruler of everything computers and software is in a battle to reclaim their spot as the number. Can they do it ? hmm, thats just anyone's guess.
I hope they do. I refuse to buy a mac or use Linux.
Who cares who's in top spot... I wouldnt care if the Red Cross made my software, just as long as its good. Who cares what company makes it.
Well this is really bad. They got knocked from number 1 to number 12 ? Not even making it in the top 10 ? Hope they get their stuff together. I blame vista and zune.
Read much decapitator? They went from 12th in '04 to 59th last year. Not a good thing when you drop that fast. Like the story said, look what happened to IBM.
oopz...My fault. But I still kinda had the right Idea though. Thanks for the correction.
It's funny to see that story on Yahoo. That should really upset Microsoft. The person who put it up might want to watch out for their job if Microsoft ends up buying Yahoo though.
While their console seem to be doing well, their OS, media player, and web browser no longer has the whatever positive reputation they used to have. In terms of the PC software, the only ones I still have some respect for is Office, Project, and Visio. But aside from productivity software, they have lagged behind competitors.
I agree with you but not entirely. The 360 is doing doing 'OK'. Am am sure Microsoft would love for it be selling more than it does or to have sold more than it already has but thats difficult task to accomplish.
maybe it because of Vista and Red Ring of Death
They sure as hell aren't helping, but I think this is deeper rooted than those problems. They've been viewed as the "evil empire" for a long while now and, whether fair or not, perceptions mean more to a lot of people than facts.
X360 is already finished in europe by today even with a price cut PS3 outsold x360 in UK last week "Though PS3 is still outselling 360 regularly week-on-week and in terms of year-to-date sales, the Sony and Microsoft platforms both saw a 73 and 78 per cent rise in hardware sales respectively this week." so VGCHARTZ proven FAKE tooo and there is no doubt that x360 is officially fully dead in europe . even with a price cut it couldnt match PS3 sales in UK not to even mention other countries what makes you think that x360 will remain in EU after the release of GT5P http://www.n4g.com/industry... console war finishes on 12th JUne worldwide
he use M$ OS everyday, and still believe is M$ is dying because of PS3 or $ony and sadly, millions of droids believe the same thing too lol NASIM wake up I know you still searching in sony wonderland for more games oh wait a minute you don't have a PS3, right ??
M$ isn't the only company with OS systems for comps smart guy. Don't ASSume.
Oh the poor failing fishheads! Wulan is a droid he believes that if he says that the "360 died today in EU" that it will become true. Wulan you have failed on such an epic level that I actually pity you. It is so hard being the king of the hill and then going to the bottom of the barrel. Sony has lost this gen and I know it is difficult as it is waiting for games to show up on your movie player.
MS still owns the desktops and servers. MS Exchange is a brilliant piece of software tech that nothing can come close too. Even your own god Sony is a tramp for the ol Windows OS.
NASIM make for himself? NASIM, I know you live in germany... are you by chance a Muslim? Just curiosity.
MS is the only brand with OS for desktop users Linux /unix are used in server applications by everyone It is over for MS...soon they will be fully dead How many of those 100 million VISTA users are genuine??? The mega flopped vista with 70% being pirated owners stupid XTARDS .........it is over for MS soon APPLE FTW I use MAC OS BTW on my laptop. I dont use crappindows @giantcrb aka MART everyone knows thats its you MART aka POG Today is x360's death anniversary in europe. why arent you going into a hideout? June 12th will the death anniversary of break box in USA
Most who own a pc use M$ OS because they monopolized the market. I ran M$ OS pc for years, and just recently switched to a Mac with a MAC OS, and MAC OS runs so much smoother without the hassle, which is the reason why media friendly users choose mac. The problem due to the monopoly M$ has some files don't work straight off the bat, but there are lots of simple ways around that. If you're not too much of a blind fanboy I suggest next time going , and picking yourself up a mac instead, which now have option to run either system out of the box there is no reason anymore not to, although if M$ lost it's stranglehold on the market as it already has there will be no reason whatsoever to run the M$ OS at all. Also your comments about ps3 failed is entirely fabricated, and makes you lose all credibility since both consoles are pretty much in the same boat right now except the ps3 has just started picking up steam. edit: Playboy you assumed he uses a M$ OS so you indeed acted like it's the only OS around when in-fact he doesn't use it. Lets be honest here, and tell me who's full of nonsense? Also never say always because as the saying goes, "Todays empires tomorrows ashes."
@ The Closing hey man I didn't say M$ is the only with OS ??? stop this nonsense edit I mean its more popular @ Tando AKA Larry AKA Nasim AKA A$$hole Windows will always be the king of OS no matter what happen to M$, keep dreaming poor droid
it suddenly blocked him from using any (and I mean any) internet browser other than Internet Explorer, and that's on top of the dozens of other issues. I'm putting XP on his computer today.
Will Microsoft let you trade in a Vista product key for an XP one. I bought Vista Ultimate OEM but I'm tired of the BSOD's
I've never seen a BSOD in Vista. I have heard that if you use cruddy versions of drivers it will occur though.
on a dell xps with vista business edition (you know the ones that spend real money on software) just for plugging in an external monitor. NO and I mean NO peripheral driver should make your entire OS crash. Vista is a disaster of unmitigated proportions.
I get them all the time and its getting annoying. I use all official drivers, and they are all up to date.
they're on the highway to hell
I thought they were on a Stairway to Heaven... Knock, Knock, Knocking on Heaven's door. Oh well, I'm sure they Don't Fear the Reaper :) *sings to self* .... Laaa-La Laaa-Laa Laa
They are not AC/DC by any stretch of the imagination...
...and the xBox 360 Brand!!! ;-D
Get your Life Boats xBot Lemmings!!! ;-D
(Thats a 'Joke' xBot Lemmings, Google the word 'Joke'!)
(Hmm if you do Google that word 'Joke' a photo of the xBox 360 would come up!) ;-D
Apple moving up in the world Zune a failure the Xbox division is still in debt yep, no wonder Balmer sweats so effing much
they think game systems will be a thing of the past in 5-10 years!
these guys really need to just stop talking! They make themselfs sound dumb any time they talk about gaming and DD
We know Vista failed. We know the xbox failed. We will all know soon enough if the 360 is going to fail.
not a good 08 for MS
by a Sony fishhead. Who's PS3 brand has been failing, TV marketshare failing, Walkman is a failure, Sony's cell phone failure(LOL so hard at MILO). Poor droids, MS has them all running frantic as the CRAPSTATION (tm) sits in LAST PLACE in user install base. It has made many of them a little crazy if you ask me.
watch me MASSIVE DAMAGE you, mongoose-head did you just say Walkman is a failure? go back to 1979 and change your statement please and you do realize that Sony Ericsson is the second most profitable mobile manufacturer in the biz Sony is also going strong with their Bravia TV line, their movie studios, record labels, digital camers, video cameras, stereos etc etc etc see Sony isn't a two-trick pony, the have their hands in many many markets- while M$ is kinda inversatile, boring and barely innovative
errrr well their certainly on the decline- they've kinda been losing respect recently what with RROD and Vista but i doubt they'll be starting emergency funds any time soon
Sure, the name is in decline, but for the majority of PC users, MS tools are still the tools to go for.
And yet they make more and more money Every year
The thing is if they lose their brand's popularity then the sales will go down.
King Kaz has truly enjoyed DOMINATING these CLOWNS! MWAH-HA-HA-HA!!!
My feelings towards MS had been neutral until the last couple of years. Now I feel they are nothing but a junk peddler. Vista is bloated junk. I just got a new laptop and the first thing I did was upgrade it to XP. Took around 2 hours to find the separate drivers for each component but it was worth it. 360 is faulty junk. And it does not help that they still don't seem serious about improving quality control even after coughing up $1 billion. Zune is unnecessarily complicated junk. Tried for about an hour to get one to sync and just gave up. Put the install disc in and it directs me to a site to dl a newer version. DL the newer version and it tell you you are missing a component. It directs me to yet another site with the missing component. DL the component and it still doesn't work. Can't I just frickin' drag and drop songs on to my frickin' MP3 player? (BTW this is the same reason I don't like Ipods)
The failure rate on 360 surprised me it was my first MS console. I do hope they turn things around. I appreciate the efforts they have made in the industry. I enjoy XP too.
you Sony jack offs don't have a leg to stand on,and ZERO pwnage credibility................... .....understand? Good for you. tom
serves them right, those evil bastards
that PS3 has been selling the dumb system all month long and has better games already and you just pawned yourself by implieing that and by the way microfony are the one that doesn't have the leg to stand on considering they backstabbed there fans on the first system they made considering thats the only fans they have is those society and yet they still buy there product.
1. Vista isn't that bad 2. The zune is pretty good. People just need to open their eyes. 3. Don't really care as long as apple doesn't rise to the top. 4. FireFox is teh pwnage.
really now every company has it's ups and downs. take sony for example, they struggled at the begining of this gen. they lost credibility and they made a couple of bad decisions. but like every big company they learned from their mistakes and picked up the pace and are now on the right track. sure Microsoft had a couple of hard hits(talking pc software cause the 360 is doing better than it's predecessor) and their operating system isn't reliable but it will be with a bit of tweaking. and with the amount of capital money Microsoft has i don't they're going anywhere soon. the only thing that i really lost faith in is my 360 not rrod on me, it happened twice and if there is a third one i don't care how cheap the thing is, i ain't buying one.
sony brand is on the rise.
Sad but true.
Expect Microsoft to be out of business in the coming years! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
por droid, ms to be out of business.
do u know microsoft makes billions every year.
just wait for their update were they tell u they are making money.
and the xbox devision is turning a profit stated by microsoft in 07
ROFL!!!, gotta be the funniest comment I've heard. Then explain to me how they lost over a billion on dead consoles and much criticism lately?
This is one of the most accurate studies Dark Sniper has read on N4G. With lackluster software such as Windows Vista and below-poor hardware such as XBOX 360, it's plausible for Microsoft to simple sell their stock and gracefully bow out of the electronics industry. The people will have been served a great favor with the departure of Microsoft.
With waning Xbox 360 support, Dark Sniper can boldly state that the aformentioned software will be obsolete by 2010.
Rest In Piss,
at my College we did a presentation and a student took his Vista laptop to the projector plugs it in then hits the fn(function key) then the screen out sigh you would not guess what vista did to him in front of the whole class? Take a second .......... The mouse froze. It just would not move, Press and hold the power to force it to shut down it boots back up and still the mouse is unable to move. Embarrassment of an operating system I have Vista and felt his pain since sometimes the signal of the wireless card just drops and I have to right click the computer icon, than manage, network adapters disable the wireless card then enable it to work and no rebooting it does not work it's just a shaky operating system. Currently I have another hard drive that has Ubuntu 8.04 Beta on it I want to know how to do the switch for the laptop to output the screen to a projector so I could make a full conversion from Windows to Linux that is the only thing that is holding me back. People say Linux is not user friendly but when you see a brand new laptop crash like that you start to question your own laptop.
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