From Bill Whyman (no, not Bill Wyman) of the Precursor Group, here are three big myths about Microsoft as it heads into its biggest product in a decade:
- It is just a PC-software company. “The facts show that isn’t true,” with 40% of revenue now coming from outside the core Windows and Office franchises.
- That Linux will kill Microsoft. Linux has gone nowhere on the desktop, and on the server is growing at the expense of Unix, not Windows.
- The Google myth — it competes with just 3% of Microsoft’s revenues.
[via Barron's (again)]