Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 23rd Oct 2010 22:23 UTC
Windows "Windows 7 might be a massive commercial success and an undeniably rock solid piece of software, but Microsoft is apparently unwilling to rest on those soft and cozy laurels. Asked about the riskiest product bet the Redmond crew is currently developing, its fearless leader Steve Ballmer took no time in answering 'the next release of Windows'." Also of note in this same video interview thing: Ballmer states that Silverlight is now pretty much strictly a client, non-cross platform thing, while explicitly stating that when it comes to doing something universal, "the world's gone HTML5".
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RE[6]: Risky?
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Mon 25th Oct 2010 16:38 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Risky?"
Bill Shooter of Bul
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My point was simply that windows xp transition millions of home users from an older completely different code base to a new one, with minimal problems. They didn't have to release a terrible version that had "fundamental changes" in it to build upon in the future.

The reasoning I was objecting to was just that: "to release a good product, you must first release a really bad one. "

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