Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 18th Feb 2013 21:18 UTC
Microsoft "Although Bill Gates stepped away from his day-to-day role at Microsoft nearly five years ago, he still keeps a close eye on the company he co-founded - and he isn't always happy with what he sees. During a recent interview broadcast this morning on CBS This Morning, the Microsoft chairman was asked by Charlie Rose whether he was happy with Steve Ballmer's performance as chief executive. Noting that there have been 'many amazing things' accomplished under Ballmer's leadership in the past couple of years, Gates said he was not satisfied with the company's innovations." It's impossible to deny by this point that Microsoft hasn't done well in mobile. It would be more surprising if Gates had denied it.
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RE: Comment by Nelson
by Laurence on Tue 19th Feb 2013 09:00 UTC in reply to "Comment by Nelson"
Laurence
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Look at how dramatically the Windows OS has been rearchitected to work on devices thinner and lighter than an iPad. Windows. On a tablet. That doesn't suck. That's progress.

A 16GB OS footprint for a tablet does suck. It's simply unacceptable.

The issue has never been that Microsoft are unable to progress, it's that their progress has been significantly slower than their competition. And why this is I don't know because Microsoft Research come out with some awesome technology.

Edited 2013-02-19 09:04 UTC

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