Microsoft's visionary moments have been gone a long time. Jobs provided vision not only for a company, but for an entire industry. I don't see anyone at Microsoft with that type of clear vision. Microsoft's mantra has been to copy, buy, or to try to force things on the industry. Apple's course was to offer up groundbreaking alternatives to the status quo, and it worked for them.
I think that the best thing Microsoft could do is simply to stop being so heavy-handed. Stop forcing the change and allow the users (and administrators) to select how they are going to use their computer. Stop assuming that Microsoft knows best, because - simply put - they don't.
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