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[4]: OEMs deserve to suffer
by kragil on Wed 10th Oct 2012 12:00 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: OEMs deserve to suffer"
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BS, MS and Apple just need to make it look a little different and they are fine. See Surface Magsafe etc.

And even if they didn't: MS and Apple will not sue each other anymore .. those times are over PERIOD. They profit more from having insurmountable barriers (like stupid trivial software patents etc) for upcoming competitors.

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