Paul Larson on The Motley Fool: Four Hurdles for Microsoft:
- The European Union is borrowing a page from the Justice Department's book and taking a tough look at the company's competitive practices.
- The fact that Microsoft was deemed a monopoly and violated the Sherman Antitrust Act has not changed, and there is still an open-ended legal question concerning what exactly will happen to Microsoft.
- The economy has made computer users much more resistant to software “churn,” and it remains to be seen if Windows XP is enough of a step forward to get people to open their wallets.
- How can you watch Ballmer on stage and not want to short the stock?