Seeking Alpha

mhfreak

mhfreak
Send Message
View as an RSS Feed
View mhfreak's Comments BY TICKER:
Latest  |  Highest rated
  • Nadella talks of "tough choices" in new Microsoft employee memo [View news story]
    Can't really argue with that. Hoping that Nadella can find/create the secret sauce to turn the Nokia investment around. With Windows 10 they are "all in".
    Jun 29, 2015. 01:34 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Nadella talks of "tough choices" in new Microsoft employee memo [View news story]
    Definitely NOT goodbye to Windows phones. Not with all the work their doing in Windows 10 to support Windows Phones....
    Jun 26, 2015. 04:55 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft restructures again; Elop, other execs leaving [View news story]
    While this is a good question, and yes he is, a better question is why is Dr. Phil, I mean Jeff Raikes, still with the company?
    Jun 22, 2015. 12:51 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft restructures again; Elop, other execs leaving [View news story]
    These are solid moves that align all businesses with the companies strategy. It is promising to see that all OS engineering teams will be under one roof. I hope this promotes end-to-end experiencing spanning platforms (XBOX, Windows, Phone, Sync (if it were still alive) that really brings together a cohesive universe.

    Nothing was more frustrating than owning a Windows Phone and driving a Ford Escape with Sync and getting the message that your Windows Phone is "not a supported USB device". This is the type of issue (not this one specifically since Ford has move on from Sync) that needs to be resolved by this group. They need to look outside their previous boundaries and think holistically about how customers use all of these products together.

    Good moves all around that only look promising for the future.
    Jun 17, 2015. 01:34 PM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Facebook/Oculus partners with Microsoft; Xbox One games coming to Rift [View news story]
    You truly know technology has arrived when the adult entertainment industry starts getting involved. They've tipped the scales in favor of one platform or another in the last 3 technology races. Will be interesting to the, ahem, "add-ons" they bundle with their VR/AR entertainment.
    Jun 15, 2015. 01:09 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Facebook/Oculus partners with Microsoft; Xbox One games coming to Rift [View news story]
    That wasn't my point. My point was in response to his attempt to say that there are very few people who game on PCs. Which is flat out incorrect. Those were simply two examples of games where Millions of PC gamers play on a monthly basis. It was not aimed at saying these would be valid games for this platform.
    Jun 12, 2015. 07:31 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Facebook/Oculus partners with Microsoft; Xbox One games coming to Rift [View news story]
    "Oculus need to get into porn deeply"

    Is there any other way to get into porn? ;)
    Jun 11, 2015. 06:26 PM | 11 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Facebook/Oculus partners with Microsoft; Xbox One games coming to Rift [View news story]
    "but the few that still use computers will"

    You do realize that Millions of people play WoW and Legends of Legends on a monthly basis, right? I have a feeling you are only slightly underestimating the size of the PC gaming market.
    Jun 11, 2015. 06:22 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft launches 1TB Xbox One; 500GB model's price fixed at $349 [View news story]
    Yes! It was Christmas in January, February, March, April, May, and June!

    Now it appears it will Christmas everyday! (or until the price is again dropped)
    Jun 9, 2015. 05:50 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft's Historic Turnabout In The Internet Of Things [View article]
    The argument of "Microsoft only got people to move because they end support for Windows XP" is tired and played out. Microsoft ended support for an operating system that was 13 years old at the time, incapable of supporting the security needs of users and cost too much to continue to support. Plus, support ended per Microsoft's published product lifecycle and really should have come as a surprise to no one. Guess what? They'll be ending support for Vista in another 6 years or so. Get ready to move now! This is bedside the fact that just because support ended doesn't mean you HAVE to move or that Microsoft disabled Windows XP from ever running again. It simply means they will no longer be issues fixes or offering phone (or other) support for the OS.
    Additionally, businesses who still wanted support for XP while they work on their migration plans, could obtain it (for a fee of course, Microsoft isn't a non-profit after all) if they need to.

    "Linux" is hardly dominant in any server arena.

    In business, Linux, has 36% market share compared to 33% for Windows Server. The key difference here is that the 36% for Linux is from 5 different vendors who all treat it, price it, support it, and execute it differently.

    In Public Web Servers Linux (all flavors, all vendors) has 33% compared to 32% for Windows Server (all versions). Still no dominant position for Linux.

    To say that "Very few businesses are running MS Windows Server" is both uneducated and factually incorrect.

    The remaining percentage is a bunch of UNIX OS's comprising 30% market share. There is no clear winner here.

    Linux (including Chrome) has such a tiny portion of the desktop market <1% that Microsoft would gladly trade a few points of market share for the recurring annual revenue gained from Office 365.
    Jun 8, 2015. 12:53 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft's Historic Turnabout In The Internet Of Things [View article]
    Microsoft owns many Linux patents, but not the Kernel.
    Jun 5, 2015. 12:50 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft's Historic Turnabout In The Internet Of Things [View article]
    With all the growth of Apple they still only have a 7% desktop share. It's all phone and iPad (which is not desktop) for them. Even now, they've never cracked 10% desktop market share.
    Jun 5, 2015. 12:41 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft's Historic Turnabout In The Internet Of Things [View article]
    "Microsoft then fought a two-decade long war over control of the desktop, first with free software, then with open source software, led by the Linux operating system.

    Microsoft lost that war, a fall from grace that eventually led to the removal of the company's founding generation, in the form of former CEO Steve Ballmer, and his replacement last year by Satya Nadella, an Indian immigrant who rose within Microsoft as head of its cloud unit, called Azure."

    Are you clinically insane or trolling in your own article? There are so many inaccuracies in just the quotes above that I didn't even care to finish your article.
    Jun 4, 2015. 01:06 PM | 23 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • CNBC: Microsoft held "significant talks" with Salesforce, disagreed on price [View news story]
    Xbox and Xbox live, while profitable, are tiny blips on the revenue line and profits of Microsoft. MSN doesn't really exist anymore, but Bing, is about to turn profitable on a consistent basis moving forward. However, compared to those other two it will also be tiny by comparison. (millions per quarter vs. billions per quarter)
    Jun 4, 2015. 12:58 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • CNBC: Microsoft held "significant talks" with Salesforce, disagreed on price [View news story]
    PCs are not Microsoft's bread and butter and haven't been for sometime. Why oh why does no one pay attention to their server and tools business?
    Windows is great, and Windows 10 is fantastic, but Servers and Cloud is where Microsoft will continue to kick everyone else's collective butts.
    Jun 4, 2015. 12:54 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
COMMENTS STATS
157 Comments
315 Likes