The Decline of Microsoft Corporation

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Introduction: Microsoft Corporation is a well-known multinational software corporation with offices in over 100 countries around the globe, which headquarters are in Redmond, Washington. It was founded by Bill Gates and Paul Allen back in April, 1975, and today is one of the most valuable companies in the world. Microsoft’s primary operations are involved in developing, manufacturing, and licensing a wide range of products and services related to computing. Company’s major purpose upon establishing was to develop and sell BASIC interpreters for the Altar 8800. BASIC stands for Beginner’s All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code, and purpose was to allow usage of computers to other people without mathematic and scientific background. Project rose to dominance of personal computer operating system market with MS-DOS during 1980’s, after that Microsoft introduced Windows which would came to dominate the market of personal computers. As mentioned earlier, besides developing operating systems, today Microsoft is involved in production of variety different things. It produces variety of different software for desktops and servers, it also stood up to one of its rivals “Google” by developing “Bing” internet search engine. On other hand Microsoft also became very successful in video game industry by developing Xbox and Xbox 360 consoles. Recently company started producing Windows Phone OS in a deal with Nokia, which almost led to Microsoft buying Nokia. Besides all that company’s newest addition is Microsoft Surface tablet computers. Even though Microsoft is very successful in new developing new projects, there have been times when corporation’s reputation was strongly shaken. Going back in 2001, Microsoft started on developing new ... ... middle of paper ... ...ange for customers at the time. However, to make things even worst today, it seems that Microsoft did not learned a lesson form Vista, since Windows 8 is somehow reminding on whole that case. Windows 7 somehow got back up company’s reputation, instead of improving it. Microsoft released Windows 8 whose whole structure was more fitting for tablets than computer. Works Cited McCracken, H. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://technologizer.com/2009/08/10/sixteen-reasons-the- windows-vista-era-never-quite-happened/ Smith, W. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.maximumpc.com/article/features/shattered_dreams_and_broken_promises _vistas_failure_launch Dvorak, J. C. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2286065,00.asp Demerjian, C. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/1007806/microsoft-admits-vista-failure

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