Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 18th Feb 2013 21:18 UTC
Microsoft "Although Bill Gates stepped away from his day-to-day role at Microsoft nearly five years ago, he still keeps a close eye on the company he co-founded - and he isn't always happy with what he sees. During a recent interview broadcast this morning on CBS This Morning, the Microsoft chairman was asked by Charlie Rose whether he was happy with Steve Ballmer's performance as chief executive. Noting that there have been 'many amazing things' accomplished under Ballmer's leadership in the past couple of years, Gates said he was not satisfied with the company's innovations." It's impossible to deny by this point that Microsoft hasn't done well in mobile. It would be more surprising if Gates had denied it.
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Comment by lucas_maximus
by lucas_maximus on Mon 18th Feb 2013 21:28 UTC
lucas_maximus
Member since:
2009-08-18

Not surprised.

I was really looking forward to the surface RT and it was overpriced. I can't justify buying a device that I can't program on.

The nokia range of lumias is nice, but the market is swamped with (BTW if you are in Spain) cheap and pretty good Android devices. My neighbour on the bus was showing me her phone and it looked nicer than my old HTC desire for less than €100.

I am a bit of a Microsoft fanboy and I have to admit, that full Windows on an ARM device was what I wanted on a notebook and because of RT that isn't going to happen which is a real shame.

Microsoft is going the way of IBM and tbh that is expected. I still love their developer tools and I still like using Windows.

Edited 2013-02-18 21:29 UTC

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RE: Comment by lucas_maximus
by kwan_e on Mon 18th Feb 2013 22:47 in reply to "Comment by lucas_maximus"
kwan_e Member since:
2007-02-18

Microsoft is going the way of IBM and tbh that is expected.


They're going to hire QM and Maths PhDs and do fundamental science research?

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lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

I don't know, they probably already do. Why don't you ask Microsoft rather than me ... they are probably a better source of their recruiting policies than I.

FFS, do I really have to explain this to the full extent.

The IBM comment is about how massive tech companies fade away but are still there working in the background.

This is what I think will happen eventually to Microsoft.

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Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Microsoft Research. On some ways the Xerox PARC of today.

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twitterfire Member since:
2008-09-11


They're going to hire QM and Maths PhDs and do fundamental science research?


They already do that. Ever heard of Microsoft Research?

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RE: Comment by lucas_maximus
by Nelson on Tue 19th Feb 2013 04:28 in reply to "Comment by lucas_maximus"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

I really don't think you'd want to do much programming using Visual Studio on a Tegra 3 device.

I felt the same way before I got my Surface RT, but I'm pretty happy with how good Remote Debugging works with Visual Studio.

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RE: Comment by lucas_maximus
by nej_simon on Tue 19th Feb 2013 08:20 in reply to "Comment by lucas_maximus"
nej_simon Member since:
2011-02-11

Microsoft is going the way of IBM and tbh that is expected.


Agreed. Microsoft is the new IBM and Apple is the new Microsoft. ;)

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lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

What is Google?

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RE[2]: Comment by lucas_maximus
by zima on Sat 23rd Feb 2013 13:58 in reply to "RE: Comment by lucas_maximus"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

>Microsoft is going the way of IBM and tbh that is expected.

Agreed. Microsoft is the new IBM

Hm, that does fit with how Windows Phone appears to be going the way of OS/2...

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