Reply to post: isn’t there a risk?

Microsoft still longs to be a 'lifestyle' brand, but the cupboard looks bare

JLV Silver badge

isn’t there a risk?

As author said, pure B2B seems risky. If MS surrenders desk/laptop OSs to Apple, that leaves it open to corporate users not caring much for Windows on their desktops.

That gone, Linux servers on the backend seems less of a stretch.

This could really snowball over time, esp with new companies.

They’ve already fecklessly dropped mobile, which is a kinda natural counterpart to fatter clouds.

But, hey, hadda scrape up the 26B$ for LinkedIn. Not to mention the 7.5 for Github. Which, even if you tend to be cautiously charitable about them rescuing a money-losing biz, is still a lot, for a money-losing biz.

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