Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 3rd May 2013 18:27 UTC
Windows "Microsoft's phone chief hates to call the new Nokia Lumia 521 cheap, but the lower-priced smartphone launching in the United States is the company's boldest move yet to win mass market share from leaders Apple and Samsung. The world's largest software company has so far focused on putting its Windows Phone software into expensive, high-end devices - chiefly from Nokia and HTC. But the new model will go on sale at Walmart later this month at an unsubsidized price under $150, relatively cheap for a new phone running up-to-date software without a long-term contract." Windows Phone is racing to the bottom just as fast as Android - with the difference being that expensive Android devices do not fail to sell.
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"I see .NET as Microsoft's second try after the fiasco that was J++."


"Still, my point overall isn't that Java copied it from .NET or vice versa, but that JIT engines are diverse and two people can use the same ideas but come up with different implementations at different times."

Yea, many people have the same ideas. How's the expression go, smart people think alike?

"I think Sun had some *really* good ideas, but just didn't have the talent or drive to see it out. Microsoft had the vested interest of Windows pushing their agenda forward with .NET."

I think they had talent, but they couldn't compete. Linux (a true clone in every sense of the word) just gobbled up their market share until they basically vanished. Their java strategy turned out not to be so viable with their cash cow gone.

"That said, I'm going all-in on C++11 at the moment. Its pretty awesome how far that language has come, and how much faster its being worked on now. Exciting stuff."

It certainly makes circles around PHP, haha. ;)

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