Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 26th Aug 2013 14:52 UTC
Windows

Nokia is preparing to back Windows RT by launching a 10.1-inch tablet soon. Sources familiar with Nokia's plans have revealed to The Verge that the tablet, codenamed Sirius, will be launched shortly. While prototype pictures of the device leaked earlier this month, we understand that the final design more closely resembles Nokia's Lumia Windows Phone products.

Nice specifications, but Windows RT. Nobody wants Windows RT, and for good reason. I say this from experience: Windows RT is horrible. It offers nothing over iOS (let alone Android), Metro applications are side projects riddled with bugs, performance issues, and bad design, and the platform barely plays third fiddle compared to iOS and Android, so developers have little interest in it. On top of that, virtually everyone has abandoned Windows RT.

But, I'm pretty sure some people will tell us this tablet will turn Nokia around.

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RE[7]: Why?
by Nelson on Tue 27th Aug 2013 03:07 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Why?"
Nelson
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2005-11-29

He owns an obscene amount of Microsoft stock and is rich beyond imagination, I honestly can't understand why people so well off even get up for work. That's just me though.

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RE[8]: Why?
by Kivada on Tue 27th Aug 2013 09:52 in reply to "RE[7]: Why?"
Kivada Member since:
2010-07-07

He owns an obscene amount of Microsoft stock and is rich beyond imagination, I honestly can't understand why people so well off even get up for work. That's just me though.


You and me both, I think I'd stop doing pretty much any kind of work at around the 3 million mark if I didn't have any projects in mind like Elon Musk, which is the typer of rich guy that is incredibly rare, one that actually DOES something with their money.*

They compare their wealth to the other rich guys and consider themselves less wealthy then they actually are because the next guy over owns a bigger jet or more cars or a bigger island.

Some of them are also hoarders, if they where poor their house would be filled with old news papers and cats.

While others simply collect money just for the sake of collecting it so that they have it and nobody else does.

Obscene amounts of money does strange things to people's brains.

* I actually do have a few small projects in mind, but I have no interest in running them long term, if I could get them going once I had the money to just travel the world endlessly I'd give the employees the option to buy me out cheap and become a CO-OP, since it'd be good for the local economy.

Edited 2013-08-27 09:56 UTC

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RE[8]: Why?
by gan17 on Tue 27th Aug 2013 11:18 in reply to "RE[7]: Why?"
gan17 Member since:
2008-06-03

I honestly can't understand why people so well off even get up for work. That's just me though.
Not just you. I'd have stopped working long before reaching the amount he's worth.

Thing is, if he had really planned on retiring, he'd have at least announced some sort of succession roadmap. That's the reasonable thing to do when you represent a company with as much presence as MS. He's neither named a successor, nor has he shown any sign of grooming anyone to fill that role in recent years. If anything, it's the exact opposite - many of the potential head honchos have left. I think that's what leading most people to believe that he was forced out.

Well, I suppose they could always hire that Forestall guy.

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