Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 25th Aug 2012 06:15 UTC
Microsoft Microsoft's response to Apple's win is probably the most cringeworthy of all. Blatantly admitting Windows Phone can't make a dent in the market on merit, but instead requires the court room to do so, Bill Cox, senior director of Windows Phone marketing communications, said: "Windows Phone is looking gooooood right now." Nauseating.
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RE[3]: Comment by kaiwai
by some1 on Sat 25th Aug 2012 18:26 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by kaiwai"
some1
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2010-10-05

Maybe Apple needs to adopt the position that they took when it comes to the Mac

They are doing exactly what they did with Macs two decades ago: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple_Computer,_Inc._v._Microsoft_Corp...
Only they got smarter and are suing a non-US company now.

Seriously, though, I very much agree with what you've said.

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RE[4]: Comment by kaiwai
by kaiwai on Sun 26th Aug 2012 16:05 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by kaiwai"
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

"Maybe Apple needs to adopt the position that they took when it comes to the Mac

They are doing exactly what they did with Macs two decades ago: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple_Computer,_Inc._v._Microsoft_Corp...
Only they got smarter and are suing a non-US company now.

Seriously, though, I very much agree with what you've said.
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What annoyed me about the whole Mac situation back then is the fact that they had A/UX, a UNIX based operating system that had they kept developing rather than than the 'classic Mac OS' along with periodical price cuts they would have maintained a reasonable marketshare. It seems that Apple has a habit of making stupid decisions then looking around for someone to blame for those miss steps just as Microsoft competitors whine about the dominance of Microsoft Office but what were they doing 20 years ago when the ground work to Microsoft Office was being laid? we had Wordstar and Wordperfect both dismissing Windows GUI as nothing more than a gimmick that wouldn't amount to anything - and here we are today seeing the consequences of stupid decisions made 20 years ago. Grrr, so frustrating to see history repeat over and over again.

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