Linked by snydeq on Tue 19th Feb 2013 18:41 UTC
Microsoft As PC prospects decline, Microsoft has been moving toward a hybrid, cross-platform future with an eye toward opportunities in the server closet and the cloud. But the question remains, How might Microsoft evolve to get there? "It's tempting to say the past five years has seen Microsoft's desktop-centric strategy slowly give way to a pell-mell free-for-all made up of equal parts desktop, server, mobile hardware and software, cloud services, and auxiliary systems like the Xbox. Truth is, intention has always been present. It's only now, thanks to major upheavals in consumer tech and the cloud, that Microsoft's broad-spectrum plays are becoming more evident and critical. [...] What may be new for Microsoft is the need to better cohere its strategy around an ever-widening array of services and technologies, especially as the breadth of competition it faces widens. Most of all, if there ever comes a time to stop being a consumer-oriented company, Microsoft shouldn't flinch. A future where Microsoft doesn't make hardware or end-user programs seems remote, but there was a time when IBM abandoning its PC business seemed jarring, too." And if Microsoft can't quite cohere its strategy, the best means to this end may be to divide.
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RE[2]: Comment by chemical_scum
by allanregistos on Wed 20th Feb 2013 04:41 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by chemical_scum"
allanregistos
Member since:
2011-02-10

Canonical will be dead in less than 3 years because desktops don't fit into the "blessed three" which is the ONLY way to consistently make money with GPL software, sell support/services, sell hardware, or hold out a tin cup. The last just won't bring in enough revenue and the other two don't apply to desktops so Canonical is toast.....


Are you a prophet?
I mean a tech prophet? Meanwhile, Canonical will released images for both Smartphone and tablets next week for selected devices.

Edited 2013-02-20 04:44 UTC

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lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

Oh comon, there isn't even a hint of any devices yet. Also they are hilariously bad at keeping things working.

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twitterfire Member since:
2008-09-11


Are you a prophet?
I mean a tech prophet? Meanwhile, Canonical will released images for both Smartphone and tablets next week for selected devices.


Just the same Ubuntu desktop compiled for arm. Nothing new or revolutionary.

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