Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 18th Jul 2013 22:12 UTC
Microsoft The Verge, reporting that Microsoft lost almost a billion dollars with Surface RT, in this quarter alone. "At the end of the day, though, it looks like Microsoft just made too many Surface RT tablets - we heard late last year that Microsoft was building three to five million Surface RT tablets in the fourth quarter, and we also heard that Microsoft had only sold about one million of those tablets in March." That's catastrophically bad.
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RE[2]: Comment by Nelson
by reduz on Fri 19th Jul 2013 03:34 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Nelson "
reduz
Member since:
2006-02-25

They shouldn't have diversified that much in such a short time. Microsoft has:

-Windows Desktop
-Windows Modern x86
-Windows Modern ARM
-Windows Phone

All incompatible between them.

Apple Has:

-OSX
-iOS

Google Has:

-Android
-Chrome Store/OS


I'm also surprised they killed C# at this point. While it's true that most developers of large apps or games prefer C++, they would have been able to have many of the apps work everywhere.

Edited 2013-07-19 03:36 UTC

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RE[3]: Comment by Nelson
by moondevil on Fri 19th Jul 2013 05:57 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Nelson "
moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

I'm also surprised they killed C# at this point.


WHAT?! Do you have any idea how the developers ecosystem looks like on Microsoft platforms?! Are you aware of all the .NET stuff that was presented at BUILD 2013?

The only thing C# related that they killed, was XNA as are pushing C++ for games.

While it's true that most developers of large apps or games prefer C++, they would have been able to have many of the apps work everywhere.


All mobile vendors have C and C++ support as part of their SDKs, while for C#, developers need to buy Xamarin stuff.

Edited 2013-07-19 06:00 UTC

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RE[4]: Comment by Nelson
by Nelson on Fri 19th Jul 2013 10:24 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Nelson "
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

No he's not. Neither is ze_jerkface below with his bs

Edited 2013-07-19 10:25 UTC

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RE[3]: Comment by Nelson
by BluenoseJake on Fri 19th Jul 2013 12:51 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Nelson "
BluenoseJake Member since:
2005-08-11

I'm also surprised they killed C# at this point. While it's true that most developers of large apps or games prefer C++, they would have been able to have many of the apps work everywhere.


They most certainly did not, c# is one of Microsoft's premiere languages, the last thing they would do is kill it.

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