Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 12th Dec 2012 23:18 UTC
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y "Sources familiar with the ongoing negotiations between Apple and Microsoft tell AllThingsD that the companies are at loggerheads not over the 30 percent commission Apple asks of storage upgrade sales made through SkyDrive, but over applying that same commission to Office 365 subscriptions sold through Microsoft Office for iOS, which is expected to launch sometime next year." iOS could end up being the only mobile platform without Office.
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RE: So?
by unclefester on Thu 13th Dec 2012 09:31 UTC in reply to "So?"
unclefester
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Doesn't seem to have hurt them much thus far.


Obviously you don't read the news. Apple is getting absolutely slaughtered in virtually every market except the USA.

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RE[2]: So?
by henderson101 on Thu 13th Dec 2012 10:32 in reply to "RE: So?"
henderson101 Member since:
2006-05-30

errr. No they are not. Not the tablet market. Not in the UK.

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RE[3]: So?
by moondevil on Thu 13th Dec 2012 13:02 in reply to "RE[2]: So?"
moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

Give it time

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RE[2]: So?
by Savior on Thu 13th Dec 2012 10:39 in reply to "RE: So?"
Savior Member since:
2006-09-02

And not because the lack of MS Office.

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RE[2]: So?
by ricegf on Thu 13th Dec 2012 11:40 in reply to "RE: So?"
ricegf Member since:
2007-04-25

"
Doesn't seem to have hurt them much thus far.


Obviously you don't read the news. Apple is getting absolutely slaughtered in virtually every market except the USA.
"

And where do I get Microsoft Office for Android, exactly?

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RE[3]: So?
by glarepate on Thu 13th Dec 2012 13:55 in reply to "RE[2]: So?"
glarepate Member since:
2006-01-04

http://site.cloudon.com/product/

Warning! Link at site actually redirects to:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.cloudon.client

(Still free though.)

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RE[2]: So?
by ricegf on Thu 13th Dec 2012 12:11 in reply to "RE: So?"
ricegf Member since:
2007-04-25

"
Doesn't seem to have hurt them much thus far.


Obviously you don't read the news. Apple is getting absolutely slaughtered in virtually every market except the USA.
"

Sorry for the double reply - I almost edited my previous post in time!

But this is so timely - read http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/12/13/windows_market_share_just_2....

According to GS, from 2000 to 2011, Apple's global personal computing market share went from 7% to 23%, Google's from 0% to 33%, and Microsoft's from 93% to 25%.

Now, which of those three offers Microsoft Office?

Most young people I know would use Google Drive even if MS Office were free. It's collaborative, ubiquitous, and more than good enough for most personal use. And LibreOffice is fine for all but the heaviest lifting - I wrote and published my book entirely in it, for example. MS Office still matters in business, but it's no longer the only show (or even the best show) in town.

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RE[3]: So?
by tidux on Thu 13th Dec 2012 23:14 in reply to "RE[2]: So?"
tidux Member since:
2011-08-13

Does that lump smartphones in with PCs? Because if it does that's f--king retarded.

Edited 2012-12-13 23:14 UTC

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RE[3]: So?
by unclefester on Fri 14th Dec 2012 06:28 in reply to "RE[2]: So?"
unclefester Member since:
2007-01-13

According to GS, from 2000 to 2011, Apple's global personal computing market share went from 7% to 23%, Google's from 0% to 33%, and Microsoft's from 93% to 25%.

A

FFS - a samrtphone isn't a personal computer!

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RE[3]: So?
by henderson101 on Mon 17th Dec 2012 10:50 in reply to "RE[2]: So?"
henderson101 Member since:
2006-05-30

Analysts are full of horseshit. That is the only real "fact".

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