So what if Microsoft
No company built around a superstar has staying power. Lee Iacocca may have rescued Chrysler from the brink of disaster, but in the absence of sustained organization-level improvements, the company resumed its descent. It eventually took a suitor to step in and breathe some semblance of life into the firm, creating DaimlerChrysler
As for Microsoft's security vulnerabilities, all large-scale software has bugs. Consider Apple's
Plus, although Vista has been delayed, to quote my dueling partner Tim Beyers, "Microsoft has become famous for postponing release dates." It's not like this is anything new or unexpected. With infrastructure-level replacement software, what matters isn't the ship date, but whether or not the required feature set and quality are solid enough to justify the upgrade. It's much better to be late and working than on time and dysfunctional. It's this type of rational, long-term thinking that made Microsoft an ideal Motley Fool Inside Value selection.
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