Re: MSFT and IE
@Daniel Honestly, what I think Microsoft needs to do is to get much better at giving users an OS they actually want and stop worrying about competing on the browser front at all. I get that the browser is interconnected into the OS and has been for ages, but Microsoft's real problems right now aren't its position in the browser wars, but rather the fact that it jams changes down the throats of its users with no regard for what they really want.
The disaster that was Windows 8 is complete proof of this. If a company that wasn't as established had come out with debacles like Vista and Windows 8, they'd be struggling to remain in business, much less struggling to remain relevant.