Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 17th Dec 2007 22:15 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless To counter the success of the iPhone, Microsoft is revamping its mobile operating system, according to Ars Technica. "Never one to back down from a challenge, Microsoft is busily preparing both a minor UI refresh (Windows Mobile 6.1) and a major new release of the operating system (Windows Mobile 7.0). A gallery of screen shots from the 6.1 refresh compiled by Boy Genius shows an emphasis on simplification: the screens are more task-oriented and have less clutter than their immediate predecessor. A new and clearer font adorns the UI, and new features such as zooming, copy and paste in Internet Explorer, and auto-configuring ActiveSync for e-mails are sure to be welcome additions to the platform. In addition, Microsoft is making it easier (and more Windows-like) to switch tasks by adding a standardized task manager to the platform."
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RE: Microsoft Me Too
by Gorgak on Tue 18th Dec 2007 10:45 UTC in reply to "Microsoft Me Too"
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I think that very few of Microsoft's modern products can be called "mediocre". The Xbox 360 is a nice console, as was the old one. And I'd rather use Windows on the desktop than Solaris / CDE, for instance.

I think it makes sense for MS to diversify, since their current desktop monopoly might not last forever. Who knows what will be tomorrow's cash cow? They surely have the money to try different markets.

I don't use any MS products at the moment, and I don't plan to, but I think "decent", rather than "mediocre", is a word that better describes their products.

Yes, it's crazy that merely "decent" products rule the market... let's hope that changes.

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