Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 12th Feb 2013 18:27 UTC
Windows "Imagine a phone that could run real Remote Desktop. Real PowerShell. Anything that can run on your desktop PC. Imagine 'phablet' form factors, similar to today's Samsung Galaxy Note 2, which could dock to a desktop setup and utilize an external display, keyboard, mouse, and other peripherals. Imagine a single set of APIs that work everywhere. Imagine that Phone isn't a whole separate platform, but an app. An app that runs on Windows. Real Windows. The Windows Phone team could never make that happen. But the Windows client team? You betcha. Make it happen, Microsoft. It's time to take the phone seriously." I have never agreed with Thurrot as much as I do right now.
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No Compromises!
by jared_wilkes on Tue 12th Feb 2013 21:22 UTC
jared_wilkes
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2011-04-25

Wouldn't this be Windows CE? That definitely took the world by storm a decade ago.

Thurott is so ingrained in Microsoft-think that even he can't get away from the no compromise/Windows is the most valuable property in tech/just add to it and protect the golden egg thinking that he's recasting the WP8/Win8/Metro schizophrenia problem and coming up with exactly the solution that failed a decade ago (and, sadly, it probably is a better plan than the current one). No wonder Microsoft is nearly irrelevant in this decade.

Edited 2013-02-12 21:24 UTC

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RE: No Compromises!
by bassbeast on Thu 14th Feb 2013 20:55 in reply to "No Compromises!"
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2007-11-11

Did anybody else notice that Win 8 is just WinCE done backwards? With WinCE you had MSFT trying to force a teeny tiny desktop complete with itty bitty teeny tiny start button on the phone, so when that fails utterly they go "I know, we'll just reverse it!" so now you have a cellphone single tasking OS being jammed onto the desktop...sigh.

Even though I don't own any Apple devices i have to give them credit for realizing that running OSX on the iPhone would have just been dumb so they kept iOS and OSX as two distinct OSes. Sure from what I'm told they work nice together but its not like they just slapped one on the other where the form factor makes no sense for the OS.

Finally MSFT isn't the problem, its Forbes worst CEO Ballmer that is the problem. I mean look at the man's track record, he's had one and a half hits (Win 7 and Xbox 360 is the half as it cost them 2 billion thanks to Ballmer pushing it out the door too early) now look at the failures, Zune, Kin, Sidekick, killing the profitable playsforsure for Zune market, Bing, Vista, that ad company they ended up having to write off billions over, and from the looks of it we can add Surface and Win 8 to that list by the end of the year.

Lets face it, the guy is a trainwreck. No wonder all the old guard like Ozzie and Allchin jumped ship, his entire "strategy" seems to be "What is the other guy doing? Well lets do that but poorly" which is naturally chock full of fail. i swear the longer he is in the big chair the more he reminds me of Dilbert's PHB, following trends he doesn't understand and playing buzzword bingo while not knowing what the buzzwords mean, he is just a disaster.

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