Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 1st Nov 2011 22:55 UTC
Microsoft "Steve Ballmer had a dilemma. He had two groups at Microsoft pursuing competing visions for tablet computers. One group, led by Xbox godfather J Allard, was pushing for a sleek, two-screen tablet called the Courier that users controlled with their finger or a pen. But it had a problem: it was running a modified version of Windows. That ran headlong into the vision of tablet computing laid out by Steven Sinofsky, the head of Microsoft's Windows division. Sinofsky was wary of any product - let alone one from inside Microsoft's walls - that threatened the foundation of Microsoft's flagship operating system. But Sinofsky's tablet-friendly version of Windows was more than two years away." I'm still mad at Microsoft for this one.
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RE: OEM's and hardware
by zima on Sun 6th Nov 2011 15:10 UTC in reply to "OEM's and hardware"
zima
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Microsoft makes great hardware but those are almost exclusively peripheral devices such as keyboards and such.

Well, if one overlooks such little detail as Xbox consoles and peripherals... (and no, "keyboards and such" are also contracted out by MS to Asian manufacturers)

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