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[3]: Comment by Nelson
by twitterfire on Tue 19th Feb 2013 17:34 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Nelson"
twitterfire
Member since:
2008-09-11


However I don't think there's denying that a few years ago the thought of Windows on a tablet was a pipedream.

Lol, you maybe live on Mars. ;) Windows is on tablets since 2002. If you don't believe me: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_Tablet_PC

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RE[4]: Comment by Nelson
by Nelson on Tue 19th Feb 2013 17:40 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Nelson"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

Those are not tablets as we know them today.

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RE[5]: Comment by Nelson
by Laurence on Tue 19th Feb 2013 18:22 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by Nelson"
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

Those are not tablets as we know them today.

But tablets as we know them today don't run desktop OS's (iOS != OS X, Android != Xorg/GNU/Linux). It was never a pipe dream to run desktop OSs on a tablet, not back then and certainly not now.

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