Linked by David Adams on Sun 20th Jun 2010 03:06 UTC, submitted by fran
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Microsoft has Windows Mobile 6.x (on the way out) Windows Phone 7, Windows Embedded Standard 7, Windows Embedded Compact 7 and then Windows 7 for tablet PCs and netbooks. What this bevy of systems is missing is a coherent answer for the tablet form factor. Windows Embedded Compact 7, which is the OS aimed at the mobile sector, isn't yet released, and when it is, it won't have a uniform UI, but will depend on hardware vendors to customize. It's an appealing strategy from the vendors point of view, I guess because they get to differentiate their products from their competitors, but it's not a recipe for success.
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RE[4]: MS attitude
by spiderman on Mon 21st Jun 2010 05:41 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: MS attitude"
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Have you ever used IIS seriously? You can say all you want about Fortune 500, IIS is still pure crap. The only thing good about it is that it is point and click so features are easily discoverable. It makes it usable by noob admins who don't know much about web servers. Problem is that beyond ASP and pure HTML it sucks. Everybody use Apache because it is flexible, versatile, fast and robust and you don't need RDP to administer. RDP is hell.

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