The ongoing antitrust saga that Microsoft continues to battle with has taken an interesting turn. While those in the Industry are constantly taking shots at the software giant for their inability to evolve at the speed of companies like Google, state antitrust regulators have suggested that emerging technologies like Ajax and companies like Mozilla and Google are not threats to Microsoft in the Operating System and browser markets. Another company that was taken down a peg was Apple - In spite of the advantages of arguably superior products and missteps by Microsoft, Apple has been unable to raise its share of the worldwide installed base of PCs, hovering near 3%.
WTF?! While there is some truth to these statements, anyone who follows the Industry would likely disagree. Apple, Mozilla, and Google have all been gaining ground on Microsoft, and I would be so bold as to suggest that these companies are gaining speed while Microsoft continues to flounder. Microsoft may be its own worst enemy, with release of Vista being suggested as one of the worst products in history, but I’d never suggest that the companies named pose no threat to Microsoft.