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[4]: Honk! Honk!
by sorpigal on Mon 2nd Aug 2010 17:38 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Honk! Honk!"
sorpigal
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2005-11-02

To be perfectly fair the Linux kernel found on desktop Linux is at least as different from the Linux kernel found on most mobile devices as the NT kernel found on dekstop windows is different from the NT kernel found on mobile devices.

Where Windows falls down is the cross-stack integration: Pieces are too tightly coupled together and until minwin impossible to pare down. These days it's easier (so I hear) but still nothing like as easy as it is to build a similar-footprint Linux system.

It's really not about the kernel.

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RE[5]: Honk! Honk!
by Laurence on Mon 2nd Aug 2010 23:02 in reply to "RE[4]: Honk! Honk!"
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

To be perfectly fair the Linux kernel found on desktop Linux is at least as different from the Linux kernel found on most mobile devices as the NT kernel found on dekstop windows is different from the NT kernel found on mobile devices.

Where Windows falls down is the cross-stack integration: Pieces are too tightly coupled together and until minwin impossible to pare down. These days it's easier (so I hear) but still nothing like as easy as it is to build a similar-footprint Linux system.

It's really not about the kernel.

Well that was my point. People keep talking about kernels in this thread but the real problem with Windows isn't NT.

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