Linked by David Adams on Tue 29th Sep 2009 14:41 UTC
Microsoft In part three of TechCrunch's interview with Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, they discuss web browsers. Ballmer calls Chrome and Safari marketshare numbers a "rounding error," and takes note of the fact that Google is going to be calling both its OS and browser "Chrome," pointing out that in this modern era, "the notion of operating systems being independent of internet access and internet ability to render important things in the internet is kind of not a sensible concept." In other words, he thinks it's unfair to persecute Microsoft for tying IE to Windows. He discusses Firefox, and rags on Google's OS strategy, and finished up on an evaluation of the Netbook/MID market and how Microsoft intends to compete there.
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by stanbr on Tue 29th Sep 2009 19:15 UTC
stanbr
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2009-05-22

I don't get it.

Windows have 18 different versions (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Microsoft_Windows_versions) and I'm not counting the legacy ones! And with many compatibility problems. And he says google is wrong by having two different OSs? They MUST be different. One is for cell-phones, most of them with small touch-screen, etc, etc. The other one is for netbooks and PCs... totally different! But at the same time, they are similar. Both are based on Linux.
What he is saying is like if I say "hey, why a mobile windows? Just run Vista on the cell phone...". Makes no sense to me!

Cya.

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