Linked by David Adams on Sun 20th Jun 2010 03:06 UTC, submitted by fran
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Microsoft has Windows Mobile 6.x (on the way out) Windows Phone 7, Windows Embedded Standard 7, Windows Embedded Compact 7 and then Windows 7 for tablet PCs and netbooks. What this bevy of systems is missing is a coherent answer for the tablet form factor. Windows Embedded Compact 7, which is the OS aimed at the mobile sector, isn't yet released, and when it is, it won't have a uniform UI, but will depend on hardware vendors to customize. It's an appealing strategy from the vendors point of view, I guess because they get to differentiate their products from their competitors, but it's not a recipe for success.
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RE[4]: MS attitude
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Mon 21st Jun 2010 04:13 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: MS attitude"
Bill Shooter of Bul
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2006-07-14

Yeah, as much as I do not like it. Windows is a decent server OS. It works. I'll never use it on purpose, because I prefer the Unix methodology and do not like being held to a single vendor for any software. But you can't say that for some uses for some people it works.

NT almost killed Unix servers in the 90's. I would argue, that Window's success contributed a large part to Linux's later success. Only once the Unix community realized how much fragmentation, non portability, and exorbitant costs for the OS were leading to the desecration of the platform, did they really turn to the then under performing Linux to beef it up.

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