This piece nicely illustrates the effect of a few years on tech giants' mudslinging. Microsoft's bravado of 2010 is embarrassing to review in light of 2013.
And on another front, a longtime Linux advocate describes his experience as a user – rather than during his day-job as a developer – to describe why Linux fell to Apple on the desktop like some argue MS-Windows has. (Of course, Linux seems to rule the realm of servers. Look in particular at the million busiest sites surveyed by Netcraft. For Microsoft, it seems a slow slide in favor of freeware.)
Anyone care to take bets on units and profit numbers for the next few years?