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TWiT 205: Has Microsoft's fate been sealed?

I appeared on This Week in Tech (TWiT), episode 205 on July 26 and we discussed a lot of topics from the Palm Pre's iTunes sync battle to Mac dominating sales of $1000+ computers, but the topic we spent the most time debating was the fate of Microsoft. Listen to the full show.

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I appeared on This Week in Tech (TWiT), episode 205 on July 26 and we discussed a lot of topics from the Palm Pre's battle over iTunes sync to the Mac dominating sales of $1000+ computers, but the topic we spent the most time debating was the fate of Microsoft.

It was a great conversation with Leo Laporte, the host of the show, along with Mashable's Pete Cashmore and technology pundit John C. Dvorak. Dvorak had just written a piece for MarketWatch entitled Is the party over for Microsoft? I've also written a couple recent columns on Microsoft's strategic trajectory:

There was definitely a clash of opinions, but I think the result was a pretty well-rounded look at the challenges Microsoft is facing, the money it's wasting, and the things it will need to do to stay relevant in the years ahead.

You  can click the play button on the player at the top of this post to listen to the podcast, or download the MP3 file (right-click and do a "Save as"), or subscribe to TWiT via iTunes (which I would definitely recommend).

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Jason Hiner is the Global Editor in Chief of TechRepublic and Global Long Form Editor of ZDNet. He is an award-winning journalist who writes about the people, products, and ideas that are revolutionizing the ways we live and work in the 21st century.

6 comments
jfreedle2
jfreedle2

Apple makes quality stuff, that is the best joke I have heard all century.

Ziskey
Ziskey

43 folders Buzz Out Loud Cranky Geeks East Meets West The Economist FLOSS Weekly The Linux Tech Show My Boring Ass Life No Agenda Planet Money The Real Deal The Rear Guard Scientific American Security Now Stuff You Should Know This American Life Windows Weekly Can you tell I have a 45 minute commute?

jasonhiner
jasonhiner

podcasts can definitely help with a long commute. I also listen to them on planes a lot and when I'm doing the dishes. :-) I try a lot of podcasts too, but as I mentioned in this episode of TWiT, I always come back to three: Buzz Out Loud, TWiT, and Cranky Geeks. Thanks for posting your list.

csmith.kaze
csmith.kaze

Linux Outlaws. TWiT, sometimes. FLOSS weekly. Software Freedom Law Center Podcast. A few others get downloaded, but rarely listened to.

jasonhiner
jasonhiner

you're an open source fan? :-) Good picks. I hadn't heard of the last one but I'm going to check it out.