Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 23rd Oct 2010 22:23 UTC
Windows "Windows 7 might be a massive commercial success and an undeniably rock solid piece of software, but Microsoft is apparently unwilling to rest on those soft and cozy laurels. Asked about the riskiest product bet the Redmond crew is currently developing, its fearless leader Steve Ballmer took no time in answering 'the next release of Windows'." Also of note in this same video interview thing: Ballmer states that Silverlight is now pretty much strictly a client, non-cross platform thing, while explicitly stating that when it comes to doing something universal, "the world's gone HTML5".
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RE: Risky?
by gus3 on Sat 23rd Oct 2010 23:49 UTC in reply to "Risky?"
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He should have said that about Vista. Did nobody in the organization have the courage to point out what a leviathan it was, before it damaged the Microsoft brand?

But your point is correct. When most of the rest of the business is predicated on the Windows franchise, the next release of Windows will always be the riskiest.

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RE[2]: Risky?
by orestes on Sun 24th Oct 2010 00:20 in reply to "RE: Risky?"
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Same could be said of XP for that matter.

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RE[3]: Risky?
by gus3 on Sun 24th Oct 2010 01:52 in reply to "RE[2]: Risky?"
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Yes, but systems pre-installed with Windows Vista had the option to "downgrade" to Windows XP. I don't see a correlating Windows Vista "downgrade" option for systems with Windows 7 pre-installed.

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