Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 14th Apr 2013 18:22 UTC, submitted by MOS6510
Windows You can say what you will about Windows Phone and Windows 8's Metro interface (I refuse to drop that name) - it's inefficient, unpopular, cumbersome, beautiful, ugly, organised, clean, limiting - but there's one thing we can all agree on: it's unique and distinctive. CNet has published a profile of Microsoft's Albert Shum, the man behind Metro, and he highlights what I think is at the very core of Microsoft's problems in mobile right now.
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RE: Consider a parallel universe
by bassbeast on Tue 16th Apr 2013 10:20 UTC in reply to "Consider a parallel universe"
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Wouldn't work and here is why: Office is pretty much dead for anywhere except...well the office. Consumers simply buy a LOT more than businesses, especially since the downturn as many businesses have hunkered down and many see no gains in moving from the Office 2k3 or 2k7 they already have. The number of people actually wanting to run a full fledged office on a tablet? Not really a big enough niche to really care about, it really isn't.

This is something i actually know a little about as I sell tech to SMBs and consumers and honestly I haven't seen MS Office in anything but a non activated time limited trial on a consumer device in ages. Consumers just don't use Office, heck I don't even hand out Libre Office anymore unless asked, they are too busy on FB and Twitter and Skype and a bazillion other sites to really care about Office. If MSFT were to have done your plan they'd still bleed out, maybe a hair slower but not by much.

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