There is an unbroken law of nature: organisms are born and die sooner or later. Companies are no exception to this rule. Time seems to have come for Microsoft to fade out. Bill Gates used to say that if Microsoft stopped innovating it will not survive long. Well, don't know if Microsoft has ever innovated much, but tought times are coming for the company. Few people seem to be happy with Vista and the company can't stop selling XP operated computers (see: http://www.electronista.com/articles/08/09/03/ms.lifts.xp.netbook.limits/). Internet Explorer is facing ever more competitors and Office is being fased out by OpenOffice and Google Docs because nobody needs such an amount of features to write a few lines of text at the speed of our slow human brains.
Don't worry, I don't expect anybody to agree with me.