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[6]: Comment by Nelson
by Nelson on Tue 19th Feb 2013 19:18 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by Nelson"
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Streaming would be rubbish for commuting. Your network connection would constantly drop out. (believe me, I've tried).


I meant, for others who don't do much video watching while commuting. For those that do, they can store a few videos locally. Its not ideal, but then again, no tablet has a good solution for this on a decent scale.

Once you pass 128GB of content, you have a ceiling on how much you can extend it with microSD, if you even can (can't on an iPad).

I think the cloud is a more scalable solution and though it may not be ideal for all situations as you point out, it certainly can help in a lot of others.

What needs to be done is to make the cloud less visible in users lives. If the user ever has to think about the cloud, you've lost from a UX POV. Cloud needs to be treated as just another storage medium.


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


Me? No, but are a lot of other people really that different from me? I've seen a lot of people who buy such outrageous sizes (me included) but don't use anywhere near that amount of space.


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.


I'm not 100% happy today with how things are, but I do see the potential and where things are going. I don't dispute there are rough edges and limitations, I just dispute the impact of said limitations. They're no more major than the rough edges that Windows Vista or Windows 7 had. Product engineering is not perfect, and given a finite set of resources and the logistics of the matter, I can understand why trade offs had to be made.

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