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 Morgan on Wed 28th Aug 2013 11:18 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Why?"
Morgan
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2005-06-29

I left a cushy government job to work full time at a place where I actually enjoy going in to work every day. I don't get paid much more, I get less benefits -- in fact I have to rely on my wife's health insurance now -- but I'm doing what I love.

Sometimes it's not about the money. Maybe Ballmer just said "I'm done" and wants to enjoy the rest of his life stress-free.

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RE[8]: Why?
by benytocamela on Wed 28th Aug 2013 23:20 in reply to "RE[7]: Why?"
benytocamela Member since:
2013-05-16

Ballmer is a billionaire, as such he lives in a reality that is very very very different from us (I'd assume most people in this site are middle class).

What I'm trying to get at is that projecting on to him our motivations as "peasants" is an exercise in futility. Hint; one does not get to hoard thousands of millions of dollars unless money is a principal driver for them.

Edited 2013-08-28 23:23 UTC

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