Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 25th Jun 2012 08:50 UTC
Microsoft The New York Times further fans the flames of the emerging uneasiness between Microsoft and its hardware partners. As the paper reports, Microsoft decided it needed to get into the hardware game (with Surface) after the utter failure of HP's Slate 500 Windows 7 tablet. "Microsoft worked with other hardware partners to devise products that would be competitive with the iPad, but it ran into disagreements over designs and prices. 'Faith had been lost' at Microsoft in its hardware partners, including by Steven Sinofsky, the powerful president of Microsoft's Windows division, according to [a] former Microsoft executive." The biggest news is not Surface itself. It's the changing industry it represents. Microsoft failed to deliver capable smartphone/tablet software, which pissed off OEMs, who, in turn, turned to Android (and webOS for HP) - which in turn pissed off Microsoft, leading to Surface. Had Microsoft gotten its act together sooner, we'd have had far better OEM products.
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RE: Back to the old days.
by zima on Wed 27th Jun 2012 18:13 UTC in reply to "Back to the old days."
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I miss what a computer meant back in the 80-90's.

When I talk about an Spectrum, Commodore 64, Amiga, Atari, Apple, etc. The name of the computer is an experience of hardware and software, made to work together.

But then here you seem to sort of grumble about it?...

And you know, there was plenty of shovelware back in the day, too (well, at least it was bloating only floppy or cassette numbers)

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