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: OEMs deserve to suffer
by kurkosdr on Wed 10th Oct 2012 15:04 UTC in reply to "OEMs deserve to suffer"
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"Had big OEMs like HP, Dell, Toshiba, IBM/Lenovo etc spend 0.01% of the money they paid MS over the years on Linux software and application development Linux would be a much better alternative now that they going to need it."

Tee hee... That's what Nokia thought with MeeGo. "Let's partner with other phone makers like Samsung to form the MeeGo aliance and make the OS together". The wrinkle in that plan is that the other manufacturers (Samsung etc) realized Nokia needed MeeGo much more badly that they did (because Nokia wasn't making any Android phones) so they simply laid on their backs and let Nokia do all the work.

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