Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 1st Nov 2011 22:55 UTC
Microsoft "Steve Ballmer had a dilemma. He had two groups at Microsoft pursuing competing visions for tablet computers. One group, led by Xbox godfather J Allard, was pushing for a sleek, two-screen tablet called the Courier that users controlled with their finger or a pen. But it had a problem: it was running a modified version of Windows. That ran headlong into the vision of tablet computing laid out by Steven Sinofsky, the head of Microsoft's Windows division. Sinofsky was wary of any product - let alone one from inside Microsoft's walls - that threatened the foundation of Microsoft's flagship operating system. But Sinofsky's tablet-friendly version of Windows was more than two years away." I'm still mad at Microsoft for this one.
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RE[7]: They was right
by MOS6510 on Wed 2nd Nov 2011 13:59 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: They was right"
MOS6510
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2011-05-12

True, but a tablet of Microsoft would rather cut in sales of The Others and not a lot in Apple's, who'd still be taking home the treasure chest.

It's a shame, because Microsoft has the money, people and experience to make potential interesting stuff.

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