Monday, February 04, 2008

Microsoft Yahoo and Google

Microsoft want to buy Yahoo for $44.6bn. Naturally Google are a little annoyed at the idea and want it stopped by the US government.

If I was Google I'd hit Microsoft on their home turf as well and get out there pushing Linux and OpenOffice like there was no tomorrow. It is a challenge, but if Google could cut the legs out from under MS Office by making OpenOffice more popular with ordinary net users, get manufacturers to bundle it on more new PCs and then take advantage of a poor reputation for the launch version Vista to fund and push some operating system like Ubuntu to business users, Microsoft could end up wishing it had its $44.6 billion back.

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