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May 3, 2006 at 3:09 PM

Dvorak: 8 signs Microsoft is DIW

DIW is “dead in the water,” as John Dvorak describes it in his column today. Here’s the short roundup of the signs:

1. Vista OS now missing holiday season.

2. Lack of anything new in Office 2007.

3. MSN entering advertising selling business.

4. MSN search engine lacks innovation.

5. Shortage in Xbox 360 supply.

6. Tablet-based computing hasn’t hit mainstream.

7. .Net framework under threat from open source.

8. Preoccupation with Google

He writes:

This only scratches the surface of the Microsoft malaise. Now if the investment community sees light at the end of this tunnel good for them. I sure don’t see it. I see a company that has settled in and has become big, profitable, and unexciting, lacking real focus or spirit.

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