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 Fergy on Tue 19th Feb 2013 20:51 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Nelson"
Fergy
Member since:
2006-04-10

Is it really? I know this is heresy on OSNews, but people do actually embrace cloud computing in real life.

I have a 1GB data limit(on my phone)per month in the Netherlands. Bye bye cloud computing. At home I can go easily 100+GB.

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RE[4]: Comment by Nelson
by Nelson on Tue 19th Feb 2013 21:44 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Nelson"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

1GB of data will be spent during even casual browsing and media playback, I think you have a bigger issue on your hands than Windows 8. I'd look into switching carriers, that's ridiculous.

But I hear your point, and it isn't a perfect solution. Some apps (I think the SkyDrive app included) are conscious of mobile plans, data caps, and roaming because of WinRT APIs and become more conservative with data bandwidth accordingly.

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RE[5]: Comment by Nelson
by Laurence on Wed 20th Feb 2013 00:35 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by Nelson"
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

1GB of data will be spent during even casual browsing and media playback, I think you have a bigger issue on your hands than Windows 8. I'd look into switching carriers, that's ridiculous.

That's pretty normal

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