Linked by David Adams on Sat 31st Jul 2010 06:05 UTC, submitted by fran
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Microsoft had its annual financial analyst meeting on Thursday, and Steve Ballmer answered questions about what the company's answer to the iPad was going to be, and whether Windows Phone 7 was going to be a part of that product strategy. He said, "We're coming . . . We're coming full guns. The operating system is called Windows." Ballmer and Microsoft so don't get it. I can't believe Steve Ballmer is making me feel sorry for Microsoft.
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Honk! Honk!
by Weeman on Sat 31st Jul 2010 12:35 UTC
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What Microsoft still doesn't understand is that its operating system still does not scale across various form factors. Linux and OSX/iOS's BSD kernels scale from mobile to big iron server (well Darwin specifically less so). Windows NT is still just a desktop operating system. And unless they're done despaghettifying and subsequently refactoring all (which is something they're not doing), it'll continue to be that way. MinWin still has a 40MB disk footprint from what I remember, and that's unacceptable for mobile devices.

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