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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by REM2000 on Mon 18th Feb 2013 22:35 UTC
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it seems that it is obvious to the whole world apart from Microsoft, why can't their software and services integrate, but angry bird on one platform and it runs on them all, a consistent brand (xbox music, zune music, how many more will there be), these are all the reasons why i would fire balmer, he's been CEO of Microsoft for a decade and is responsible for blunder after blunder. Microsoft have a lot of very clever people, the resources and are in a position to really achieve amazing things, but they keep missing it, it's like watching grandpa wake from his slumber and taking a few minutes to orientate himself again, "what? who.. where!"

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by tidux on Tue 19th Feb 2013 00:01 in reply to "integration"
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by some1 on Tue 19th Feb 2013 01:13 in reply to "RE: integration"
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There's a reason Java is slow.

Is there? Is it? Do tell.

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by malxau on Tue 19th Feb 2013 02:31 in reply to "RE: integration"
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> [p]ut angry bird[s] on one platform and it runs on them all

Kiss performance goodbye. There's a reason Java is slow.

I like the Steam model. Licensing != binaries, users can have purchased the ability to run any tailor-made binary on a device of their choice with a single purchase.

Of course, it'd help to have a more consistent programming model, but that is separable.

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by Laurence on Tue 19th Feb 2013 08:56 in reply to "integration"
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I thought XNA was supposed to address the one code base for all Microsoft platforms?

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by lucas_maximus on Tue 19th Feb 2013 11:34 in reply to "RE: integration"
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No, XNA was toolkit for building games on Xbox and Windows.

They killed it, which was a bit of a shame.

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