Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 9th Oct 2012 22:01 UTC
Microsoft Steve Ballmer's annual letter to shareholders makes it very clear Microsoft is at a point of no return - and in the middle of a transition into a hardware company. "This is a significant shift, both in what we do and how we see ourselves - as a devices and services company. It impacts how we run the company, how we develop new experiences, and how we take products to market for both consumers and businesses." Line. Sand.
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RE[2]: In plain English
by Elv13 on Wed 10th Oct 2012 03:39 UTC in reply to "RE: In plain English"
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Apple have been a software company for half a decade, then killed most software they made and switched back to hardware. They look to currently have as many chip designer as SW engineer.

They had some nice professional software back when professionals were still the majority of mac owner. Now they shifted away from the market that kept them alive during the tough years. If the masses ever leave Apple behind, they are dead for good, they have no one else.

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