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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The way I remember it (granted, I was a teenager back then), Microsoft was on board with IBM all the way, then when Windows sales started zooming, they said "why do we need to keep up this partnership with IBM" and dropped them on the spot.

I remember this because I was in a computer store and saw a clerk marking boxed copies of OS/2 down by about 60%, and I asked him about it. He said they were told to sell all remaining stock at a discount because nobody would want it anymore now that Microsoft wasn't backing it. I went home and got on Compuserve, and eventually found a group discussing the issue. The consensus was what I posted above.

Thank you for pointing out the details, and I wonder now why I never read up on it before.

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