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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No doubt IBM royally screwed up. I still find it ironic, if not for IBM's cooperation with microsoft and essentially handing them an OS monopoly on the PC, the small company might have never become more than a blip on the radar. Of course the ties between Gate's mother and IBM executives was likely responsible for earlier lapses in judgment, however one has to wonder why these lapses continued for so long.

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