Linked by David Adams on Sun 5th Oct 2008 00:00 UTC
Microsoft The New York Times and The Guardian both published interesting editorials about Microsoft's latest press blitz in Europe, and its promotion of Windows 7, "Windows Cloud," and its positioning against Google.
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How fitting for a name
by Bit_Rapist on Fri 3rd Oct 2008 18:14 UTC
Bit_Rapist
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2005-11-13

I think the name "Windows Cloud" is great, its very indicative of where the executives at MS have their heads - in the clouds.

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RE: How fitting for a name
by BluenoseJake on Fri 3rd Oct 2008 18:24 in reply to "How fitting for a name"
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2005-08-11

MS didn't come up with the idea of cloud computing, and up until recently, they have fought tooth and nail against it. MS makes it's money on fat client computing. Cloud computing threatens that, and so they are looking to keep themselves relevant if the computing environment moves into this "cloud".

Also MS is often caught behind the trend, and it usually hurts them in the short term, like the Internet did in the early 90's, or smart phones. About time they smartened up and got into a market early.

That seems like a good idea, that's not people with heads in the clouds, that's people with shareholders, employees and a business to think about.

Head in the clouds? I doubt that.

Edited 2008-10-03 18:27 UTC

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