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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Yeah, if you are an Apple user that doesn't know what Multitasking is. Though I do really like how Maemo 5 does it. Basically you have a button in the upper left that shows differently if you have an application open or none. If you don't have any application open, then you can click on it and it'll open up the application launcher. If you do have one open, then it'll do an 'expose' style display, showing a realtime display of all the windows of which programs you have running. You can even click the X to close them from this screeen. Otherwise if you click on the thumbnail, then it changes focus to it.

If it doesn't have a "Window Manager" they can't really call it Windows now can they?

Of course Windows was probably the dumbest name anyhow.

Let's break down the other operating system names at the time Windows was released. Amiga Workbench, Atari ST TOS (funny story about that, some guy was telling a friend of mine how much he loved ST TOS, and my friend said "Yeah, Atari's are pretty cool, a friend (me) has one." and the guy said "What are you talking about, I'm referring to Star Trek, The Original Series..." (By the way Atari ST TOS stood for ST (Sixteen/Thirty-two The Operating System). And Mac OS. At least these all have something that sort of tells you what it is. Microsoft Windows... not so much.

All ranting aside, I'd agree with you, except for the above. Personally I love Linux on my touch screen. It's much more amusing to have wobbly windows and being able to flop them around your screen with your finger than a mouse pointer. Same goes for the cube.

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