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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RE: Comment by Nelson
by Fergy on Tue 19th Feb 2013 08:33 UTC in reply to "Comment by Nelson"
Fergy
Member since:
2006-04-10

Look at how dramatically the Windows OS has been rearchitected to work on devices thinner and lighter than an iPad. Windows. On a tablet. That doesn't suck. That's progress.

If it doesn't run windows applications can you still call it windows? What is the difference then between linux, android, ios, bb10 etc. That 'thinner and lighter than an iPad' device doesn't even run Firefox.

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RE[2]: Comment by Nelson
by Nelson on Tue 19th Feb 2013 16:54 in reply to "RE: Comment by Nelson"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

My full blown Win8 tablet which is thinner and lighter than an iPad, and has 10 hour battery life, can run Windows apps.

At this point though, it's important not to split hairs, Windows Store apps are Windows apps. They're built using Windows development platform, and share a lot of commonality with Microsoft's other XAML platforms.

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RE[3]: Comment by Nelson
by Fergy on Tue 19th Feb 2013 16:59 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Nelson"
Fergy Member since:
2006-04-10

At this point though, it's important not to split hairs, Windows Store apps are Windows apps. They're built using Windows development platform, and share a lot of commonality with Microsoft's other XAML platforms.

- So just ignore that real applications like Firefox don't run and will never run.
- And just ignore that having to rewrite your application for windows xaml is the same as rewriting it for linux, android, ios, bb10

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