Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 10th Apr 2011 19:57 UTC, submitted by PLan
Legal Should I be sad or relieved? Groklaw, the website that played a central role in the SCO vs. sanity case, has just announced it will close up shop on May 16 of this year. Groklaw's place in history has been secured, surely, but in recent years, the site became more and more like a relic from the past, clearly stuck in the everyone vs. Microsoft mindset of the late '90s and early 2000s. Even in today's announcement post, Groklaw shows that its time has indeed come.
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Bill Shooter of Bul
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2006-07-14

Well, windows mobile certainly was not a success on the scale of the iphone, android,blackberry, or symbian. I can't imagine Microsoft's goal with their smart-phones was to be bad enough to be dropped when presented with a choice of a phone with any other operating system. So, yeah I'd consider it to be a failure.

It would be interesting to see some inside numbers on the profitability of the phone OS from 2002 to today. I can't imagine it was very profitable. It also didn't appear to give them any kind of head start in the smart phone market. It really does look like a wasted effort.

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