Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 5th Oct 2013 11:34 UTC

Microsoft is talking to HTC about adding its Windows operating system to HTC's Android-based smartphones at little or no cost, people with knowledge of the matter said, evidence of the software maker's struggle to gain ground in the mobile market.

Terry Myerson, head of Microsoft's operating systems unit, asked HTC last month to load Windows Phone as a second option on handsets with Google's rival software, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the talks are private. Myerson discussed cutting or eliminating the license fee to make the idea more attractive, the people said. The talks are preliminary and no decision has been made, two people said.

I hope HTC and every other Android OEM flips Microsoft the bird. The shoe's on the other foot now, Redmond.

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RE[4]: Difficult to be Microsoft
by oome on Sun 6th Oct 2013 06:29 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Difficult to be Microsoft"
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I don't know about pricing for SQLServer, and there are other options out there, but SQLServer is still the fastest benchmarked database on the planet. IBM has not exactly been tearing up the server space lately either. If your worried about cost and you want to run on Linux why not just run MySQL?

Could you point me to those benchmarks?

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I'm trying to pull up the SAP benchmarks for SQLServer 2012, but keep getting server connection errors. All of the other benchmarks are from the manufacturers so I didn't want to provide those. See this for now though, which might assist your decisions:

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cdude Member since:

Unfortunately the report is from 2008. There was a time Microsoft SQL Server was leading in some categorie and that was 2008. That changed long ago.

See the links, all from 2013:

Do you happen to have similar benchmark references past 2008?

Edited 2013-10-06 08:06 UTC

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