Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 18th Apr 2012 13:54 UTC
Windows If you ever needed any proof it's anything but roses ans sunshine over at Microsoft's Windows Phone division, it's this. The next version of Windows Phone, WP8, will run on the NT kernel, which marks a pretty substantial departure from the current release. This raises the question: will current handsets be upgradeable to WP8? First, Microsoft indicated no. Then they said yes (interview retracted). And now, they're saying no again.
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Interestingly, both OSes died at Microsoft's hands.

I know I'm veering a litte off-topic here, but the blood of OS/2 is squarely on IBM's hands. From paying Microsoft by the KLOC (1000 lines of code) instead of by feature, to their insistence that the 1.x line run on the 80286, shipping the first version on time but missing a GUI, their bizarre advertising (Czech nuns anyone?) and charging developers $1000s for the development kits instead of giving them away to anyone and everyone, Microsoft needed only give IBM sufficient rope to hang themselves and their product.

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