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[5]: Comment by Nelson
by Laurence on Tue 19th Feb 2013 18:12 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by Nelson"
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For others who don't do this as often, Netflix or Hulu or YouTube or just private cloud versions of their videos work fine.

Me, personally, I do more music on the go than video on the go, but then again, its almost always using my phone which has an LTE connection and streaming Pandora isn't an issue.

Streaming would be rubbish for commuting. Your network connection would constantly drop out. (believe me, I've tried).

Funny thing, a lot of the iPods I saw (including my own) never really reached capacity on even just an 80GB unit.

Well yours wouldn't reach capacity as you already said you're not all that into music. So you're argument is somewhat redundant.

I don't even classify them as "Tablets" as we know them today.

You may not classify them as a tablet, but they still were. In fact Microsoft even sold them under that term:

But just think before Windows 8. Conventional wisdom was that Windows was too slow, or too heavy, or whatever to run on small devices with resource constraints. That's wildly different than today, and its thanks to the disciplines put in place during Windows 7 that carried over to Windows 8.

That's because conventional wisdom was to use CE for such devices rather than arse about trying to run a desktop OS on an embedded device. Just as the conventional wisdom is not to run Android on PCs nor iOS on my MacBooks.

This whole "one Windows to rule them all" seems backwards to me. I'm 100% for cross platform portability but this is the wrong way to go about that.

Edited 2013-02-19 18:29 UTC

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