Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 9th Apr 2012 14:38 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "Windows Phone is fighting an uphill battle. Microsoft still has work to do in terms of user experience and the big hardware partners like HTC and Samsung are starting to lose interest and putting in only token efforts. But Nokia is keeping the platform in the conversation. We're not willing to consign Windows Phone to the same level of hopelessness as the open-source webOS or the out-to-pasture BB OS precisely because Nokia is too big and too active a partner." Having a big partner is by no means a guarantee. Microsoft is doing whatever it can - both legal and should-not-be-legal - to get people to buy Windows Phone, and it isn't working. A brand only gets you so far - you need a compelling product, too, and as much as I like Windows Phone, it's just not there yet compared to iOS and Android.
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RE[13]: Doomed
by gonzo on Tue 10th Apr 2012 18:09 UTC in reply to "RE[12]: Doomed"
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Yes, people are forced to buy Windows.

No. You can buy Mac, can't you?

People don't want Linux, it's that simple. It sucks.

Microsoft uses it market power in an unhealthy way. For instance, it is hardly possible to buy a laptop with no OS installed. If vendors would sell Linux-preinstalled laptops, Microsoft punishes them by no longer giving them discounts.

Not so sure. Until 2000., maybe, but after DOJ took action against MS, I don't think that is longer the case.

Only very few large vendors may, on a small scale, sell linux laptops. Such as Dell. Somewhere 12 levels deep in their website you might find a linux machine. This seems to serve as an excuse to the authorities "look, there is free competition!"

Why can't you accept that there is no enough demand for Linux?

For example: piracy is high with Windows. So, those people DO have a choice: steal Windows or use free Linux. And what do they do?

Edited 2012-04-10 18:10 UTC

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