One of the reason why Microsoft attracts so much bad press is their trash talk. If you follow Microsoft’s recent track record you will see a pattern. It begins with Steve Ballmer or any spokesperson from Microsoft making a disparaging comment about something, usually a competitor’s product. Later the product goes on to become a huge success and those blockheaded comments come around to kick Microsoft on their ass. More often than not, Microsoft ends up eating their own words.
In a recent interview, Ron Markezich, corporate VP of Microsoft’s online Office application - Microsoft Online, said:
We're not seeing any inclination that Zoho or Google or Zimbra or any other of those offering fake Office capabilities can replace [Microsoft Office]
Mr Markezich’s comment carries a certain degree of truth. But the name calling is uncalled for.
[via Hacker News]