Linked by David Adams on Sat 31st Jul 2010 06:05 UTC, submitted by fran
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Microsoft had its annual financial analyst meeting on Thursday, and Steve Ballmer answered questions about what the company's answer to the iPad was going to be, and whether Windows Phone 7 was going to be a part of that product strategy. He said, "We're coming . . . We're coming full guns. The operating system is called Windows." Ballmer and Microsoft so don't get it. I can't believe Steve Ballmer is making me feel sorry for Microsoft.
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RE: Honk! Honk!
by Laurence on Mon 2nd Aug 2010 09:46 UTC in reply to "Honk! Honk!"
Laurence
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2007-03-26

What Microsoft still doesn't understand is that its operating system still does not scale across various form factors. Linux and OSX/iOS's BSD kernels scale from mobile to big iron server (well Darwin specifically less so). Windows NT is still just a desktop operating system. And unless they're done despaghettifying and subsequently refactoring all (which is something they're not doing), it'll continue to be that way.


That's not really true though is it:

eg NCSA run a little "desktop" called Abe. A little "desktop" that runs Windows Server and is ranked 83rd in the Top500 list.
http://www.top500.org/system/details/8757

While I agree that Windows has it's faults (I'm really not a fan of Win7 despite it's many improvements over Vista and XP), let's not start manipulating the facts to suit our own bias's.

Edited 2010-08-02 09:48 UTC

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