Windows 7 could be Microsoft's last operating system. The company is in a shambles and has been for the entire decade, they've never had professional business leadership, just William H. Gates III and his cronies. As it currently stands, Microsoft is valued at about $250 billion, just about exactly what it was before the 2001 crash. Combine that with what the dollar has done over the last eight years and you get a corporation that is worth about half what it was at the start of the decade, not very good performance. It's competitors fortunes have been opposite, Apple and Google both being valued in the range of $150 billion and rising rapidly, most likely both of them will worth more than Microsoft by the end of 2010. Wall Street doesn't believe in Microsoft anymore either, earlier in the year when Microsoft attempted a hostile takeover of Yahoo! the boys from Seattle were not able to find anyone willing to lend them the money to put them over the top in their bid to acquire a Google competitor. It seems like Microsoft is done for which amazing considering the massive cash on hand Microsoft holds, but they just don't know how to use it. Maybe one of them should have finished college? It is almost certain that by the end of 2010 the legendary software giant will be bought up with or without their shareholders' consent, probably by Apple, less likely by Google (who just doesn't seem interested in poisoning their own waters with what they consider dramatically inferior products) or possible by a as yet unknown player - Siemens is a name people have been throwing around.