10 Products Microsoft's Alternatives Easily Beat

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    Don Reisinger

    | Posted 2010-11-03
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1. Mac OS XApple's Mac OS X platform is a fine operating system. But especially for enterprise customers, it falls short in a big way. Not only does it lack compatibility with important corporate-focused programs, but it's nowhere close to captivating a majority of customers around the world. Mac OS X is a fine product. But it can't compare to Windows.
Microsoft finds itself in a precarious position in today's tech space. The company is dominant, for sure, but its products are being attacked on all sides by competitors that are trying desperately to cut into the software giant's lead across several markets. And so far, many of those firms have been somewhat successful at it. In fact, Microsoft's mobile market share has declined quite a bit over the past few years. And many believe that it won't be able to regain it at any point in the near future. However, Microsoft is still Microsoft. And that means that the company has the cash and the influence to overcome adversity and regain its past influence. Perhaps more importantly, the software giant already has a suite of products that are appealing to customers already. And in many cases, its offerings are easily trumping that of the competition's. Read on to find out how Microsoft's many products are beating the following alternatives quite handily. Some of the following products might surprise Microsoft critics. But when it's all said and done, the software giant is doing far better than those folks believe.
 
 
Don Reisinger is a freelance technology columnist. He started writing about technology for Ziff-Davis' Gearlog.com. Since then, he has written extremely popular columns for CNET.com, Computerworld, InformationWeek, and others. He has appeared numerous times on national television to share his expertise with viewers. You can follow his every move at http://twitter.com/donreisinger.
 
 
 

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