Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 9th Apr 2012 14:38 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "Windows Phone is fighting an uphill battle. Microsoft still has work to do in terms of user experience and the big hardware partners like HTC and Samsung are starting to lose interest and putting in only token efforts. But Nokia is keeping the platform in the conversation. We're not willing to consign Windows Phone to the same level of hopelessness as the open-source webOS or the out-to-pasture BB OS precisely because Nokia is too big and too active a partner." Having a big partner is by no means a guarantee. Microsoft is doing whatever it can - both legal and should-not-be-legal - to get people to buy Windows Phone, and it isn't working. A brand only gets you so far - you need a compelling product, too, and as much as I like Windows Phone, it's just not there yet compared to iOS and Android.
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RE[5]: Doomed
by WorknMan on Tue 10th Apr 2012 04:59 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Doomed"
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I can run unix gnu software on my OS X. Can you run gnu software without Cygwin on Windows?

Sure, a lot of gnu software have FOSS and Windows ports. And most of the time, there are superior alternatives anyway. Of course, if you're trying to get a *nix environment set up on Windows without 3rd party tools, that ain't gonna happen, nor is there any reason to think it should. It IS a completely different OS.

Edited 2012-04-10 05:01 UTC

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