Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 5th Oct 2013 11:34 UTC

Microsoft is talking to HTC about adding its Windows operating system to HTC's Android-based smartphones at little or no cost, people with knowledge of the matter said, evidence of the software maker's struggle to gain ground in the mobile market.

Terry Myerson, head of Microsoft's operating systems unit, asked HTC last month to load Windows Phone as a second option on handsets with Google's rival software, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the talks are private. Myerson discussed cutting or eliminating the license fee to make the idea more attractive, the people said. The talks are preliminary and no decision has been made, two people said.

I hope HTC and every other Android OEM flips Microsoft the bird. The shoe's on the other foot now, Redmond.

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by henderson101 on Mon 7th Oct 2013 14:40 UTC in reply to "RE[9]: ..."
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Vanders took the rather rough AtheOS and made it in to Syllable. Along the way, made lots of hardware actually work, and was responsible for getting improved compiler (AtheOS was stuck on a quirky version of GCC 2.95), got the CD ROM support up to the point that it would actually install Syllable from a CD (AtheOS required floppies), re -worked great chunks of the kernel and generally motivated other individuals to contribute and build a community, rather than the "one man band with begrudgingly accepted patches" model that Kurt Skaun used. Sure he took on a running project, but it was barely alive. That it is pretty much dead again speaks volumes for how much Vanders did whilst he was a regular active contributor. All of this was done, as I understand it, in his spare time. So, yes, pretty smart guy. I'm guessing you have achieved more, for you to be "smarter" than he? Please enlighten us, I'm all ears.

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