Microsoft is suggesting that it will weather the downturn better than most, as CNET's Ina Fried reports. It's almost certainly right. Microsoft, for all its problems, tends to make software that is cheaper and easier to use than that of many of its proprietary peers.
The company posted good but not stellar earnings and forecast a conservative near-term outlook.
No one particularly thrives in a downturn, as Newsweek's Dan Lyons suggests, but some will do better than others. Microsoft is a value play in a tough economy and, frankly, it has such a monopoly in Office and … Read more