Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 14th Apr 2013 18:22 UTC, submitted by MOS6510
Windows You can say what you will about Windows Phone and Windows 8's Metro interface (I refuse to drop that name) - it's inefficient, unpopular, cumbersome, beautiful, ugly, organised, clean, limiting - but there's one thing we can all agree on: it's unique and distinctive. CNet has published a profile of Microsoft's Albert Shum, the man behind Metro, and he highlights what I think is at the very core of Microsoft's problems in mobile right now.
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Comment by kovacm
by kovacm on Wed 17th Apr 2013 09:11 UTC
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I have no idea what Microsoft needs to do in order to overcome this problem, but it looks like what they've been doing so far has not made much of a difference.

well... Microsoft work what they know best, and what they do all time: copying and stealing.

but main problem for Microsoft is that we have internet today.

today news and informations are spread like fire.

in old days (80s), you could get information about computers only from printed magazines and if you read there e.g. that MS-DOS is good and DR-DOS is bad, you will buy MS-DOS ;)

today Microsoft can not sell crap (or mediocrite, at least) products like they use to do.

btw they never had very good products, I never figure out why somebody would use anything from Microsoft, they always had 3rd rated products. but printed magazines created reality back than...

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RE: Comment by kovacm
by zima on Sun 21st Apr 2013 23:19 in reply to "Comment by kovacm"
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Stop living/dreaming in your own imaginary world. People generally like MS products (Win7 being quite rightfully their most adored OS ever). And other options were still simply worse than Windows "back then", at the time it took over.

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