Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 9th Oct 2012 22:01 UTC
Microsoft Steve Ballmer's annual letter to shareholders makes it very clear Microsoft is at a point of no return - and in the middle of a transition into a hardware company. "This is a significant shift, both in what we do and how we see ourselves - as a devices and services company. It impacts how we run the company, how we develop new experiences, and how we take products to market for both consumers and businesses." Line. Sand.
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RE: Not line. sand.
by earksiinni on Tue 9th Oct 2012 23:40 UTC in reply to "Not line. sand. "
earksiinni
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2009-03-27

The beginning of the end of Rome?

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RE[2]: Not line. sand.
by Laurence on Wed 10th Oct 2012 13:01 in reply to "RE: Not line. sand. "
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

The beginning of the end of Rome?

That's been predicted almost as often as the year of the Linux desktop.


It will certainly be very interesting to see how things play out (as a curious observer, I doubt it will affect me personally as I run Linux at home and UNIX at work)

Edited 2012-10-10 13:05 UTC

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RE[2]: Not line. sand.
by Sodapop on Wed 10th Oct 2012 14:32 in reply to "RE: Not line. sand. "
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2005-07-06

Gosh I hope so, would be a dream come true.

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RE[3]: Not line. sand.
by kwan_e on Wed 10th Oct 2012 14:43 in reply to "RE[2]: Not line. sand. "
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2007-02-18

Gosh I hope so, would be a dream come true.


But would it? Microsoft is no longer the security whipping boy it once was. It could still do a lot more to improve, but there's not much that can prevent ignorant users, or badly written 3rd party software (although they are obviously heavily researching managed language OSes), and the work they do in taking down spambots is valuable work.

Meanwhile, Apple is showing negligence in security by spreading the myth of their immunity (helped by fanboys of course), ignoring some security bugs, and I don't remember any news items involving them help taking down spambots.

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