An interesting opinion piece. Microsoft is still the main player in desk top computing. This article suggests that MS should not bask in the glow of past successes.
[quote]Microsoft needs to feel hunger, in other words. Putting its feet to the fire by reducing its cash hoard is one way. But where should it place its bets?
One big bet Microsoft should make is on open source, the tool of the underdog, a label that is coming to fit the Redmond giant.
Yes, Microsoft is increasingly dabbling in open source, but the company needs to get more than its feet wet. It needs to dive into open source head first.[/quote]