Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 31st Mar 2011 08:30 UTC
Microsoft Oh irony, thy silver thorn strikes like the moonlight through my delicate skin. While this complaint could actually hold merit, the fact it's coming from Microsoft lessens its validity somewhat. Redmond has just filed an antitrust complaint about Google in Europe.
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RE: Innovation in what?
by flanque on Thu 31st Mar 2011 09:33 UTC in reply to "Innovation in what?"
flanque
Member since:
2005-12-15

Google didn't create YouTube, they purchased it. That's not innovation.

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RE[2]: Innovation in what?
by ricegf on Thu 31st Mar 2011 09:46 in reply to "RE: Innovation in what?"
ricegf Member since:
2007-04-25

Microsoft didn't create PowerPoint, they purchased it in 1987 for $14 million. So you're saying that none of the changes since that date were innovative?

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RE[3]: Innovation in what?
by flanque on Thu 31st Mar 2011 10:08 in reply to "RE[2]: Innovation in what?"
flanque Member since:
2005-12-15

I don't recall saying that.

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RE[2]: Innovation in what?
by bitwelder on Thu 31st Mar 2011 10:50 in reply to "RE: Innovation in what?"
bitwelder Member since:
2010-04-27

My question again is: where is Microsoft innovation?

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RE[3]: Innovation in what?
by yossarianuk on Thu 31st Mar 2011 11:22 in reply to "RE[2]: Innovation in what?"
yossarianuk Member since:
2009-04-01

You seem to have forgotten the only innovation MS has made - W.G.A (and also turning the computer industry into a McDonalds style world)

Personally I have seen more more innovation in the Linux world in the last decade (compiz came before Vista/7)

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RE[3]: Innovation in what?
by bouhko on Thu 31st Mar 2011 12:48 in reply to "RE[2]: Innovation in what?"
bouhko Member since:
2010-06-24

I'm not a big Microsoft fan, but there is at least one domain where they have been doing a lot of development : realtime 3D rendering (aka games) [1]. Of course, NVIDIA and ATI played their role in these developments, but it's a team game.

Microsoft research also has a lot of interesting projects and is employing a lot of smart guys :
http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/

Now, what's funny is that they are complaining in the context of search and mobile phones... and yeah in these domains, I haven't seen a lot of innovations from them =)

[1] http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/john-Carmack-DirectX-OpenGL-API-Doom,...

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