Microsoft isn't dying because Dell stinks. Microsoft is dying because Microsoft stinks and Steve Ballmer continues to play make believe that he's the right guy to be CEO of a company in desperate need of wholesale transformation.

Ballmer is killing Microsoft by keeping up the charade that, after five years of stagnation and an abject cluelessness regarding how to integrate and leverage the fantastic Xbox, he not only deserves to keep his job, but that what another company does ultimately holds Microsoft back.

--Written by Rocco Pendola in Santa Monica, Calif.
Rocco Pendola is TheStreet's Director of Social Media. Pendola's daily contributions to TheStreet frequently appear on CNBC and at various top online properties, such as Forbes.

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