Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 8th Apr 2013 18:16 UTC
Microsoft "After years of domination, Microsoft is finally facing serious threats at the cores of its business, Office and Windows. Consumers and businesses alike are largely purchasing devices based on their capabilities and form factors rather than the software contained within. Windows is slowly becoming commoditized and Microsoft's traditional allies are looking at Android and Chrome OS as viable alternatives, a trend that threatens the Windows monopoly. Microsoft faces a tricky balancing act as it faces a future that's very different from its existing business." Good article by Tom Warren.
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RE[6]: A fork in the road?
by pandronic on Tue 9th Apr 2013 12:13 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: A fork in the road?"
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My theory is that Metro is just a mobile ecosystem that got strapped on top of good old Windows to help develop the app ecosystem. That's not to say that these kind of limitations are OK for a mobile device. My HTC8S running Windows Phone 8 is just a glorified feature phone - a nice one at that, but certainly not a smartphone.

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