Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 12th Feb 2010 22:55 UTC
Microsoft Sometimes, the sheer size of a company like Microsoft can make it quite hard to see and realise just how large and profitable such a company can really be. In these kinds of situations, there's nothing like a clear graph to make all those pretty numbers tangible. Up to a point.
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RE[2]: Comment by Kroc
by Kroc on Sat 13th Feb 2010 17:51 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Kroc"
Kroc
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2005-11-10

:)

edit: What I mean is that I think there’s not much more than can be done with mouse operating systems beyond polish, and making them better web clients. Even with OS X they’re just improving APIs to allow flashier apps, and polishing the overall experience, but I can’t see how OS X could radically change into something else and not be just a continuation of the point and click desktop. At the end of the day it needs to run Photoshop and XCode the way it does. What more is there to add?

The long term future is the ’Web and the Internet device, everything in-between is transition.

Edited 2010-02-13 17:56 UTC

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RE[3]: Comment by Kroc
by Thom_Holwerda on Sat 13th Feb 2010 19:16 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Kroc"
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2005-06-29

The long term future is the Web and the Internet device, everything in-between is transition.


You should talk to Sun. This whole network web computer thing has been working out so well for them, you see.

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RE[4]: Comment by Kroc
by Kroc on Sat 13th Feb 2010 21:01 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Kroc"
Kroc Member since:
2005-11-10

An idea has to fail first before it can succeed. Sun made a long list of mistakes that marginalised Java, they were always second fiddle on the OS and so couldn't ever innovate. With ChromeOS and the iPad there is no middleman for content, nothing that has to be download and installed to then download and install something else. No multi-layered mess.

Sun were never putting the average user first, they were trying to appeal to businesses and developers. The awful Java installer and runtime are still clear indicators that they have little clue about the end-user. If Oracle have an ounce of sense they will clean that crap up quick.

Sun failed because they tried to change the web from the middle out. Apple and Google will succeed.

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