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[2]: OEMs deserve to suffer
by kaiwai on Wed 10th Oct 2012 04:21 UTC in reply to "RE: OEMs deserve to suffer"
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on that note, a company like HP could always decide to do something revolutionary like reinvent the linux distro. make it compatible with android apps, make their own clones of metro apps (if that crap is good enough for microsoft, it can be done by HP), whatev.

Doubtful it would ever take place - not only because the cash required would be huge but also the legacy of HP not even being able to maintain their own 'in house' operating systems such as HP-UX and OpenVMS to a reasonable level of quality.

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