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[6]: Difficult to be Microsoft
by cdude on Sun 6th Oct 2013 08:04 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Difficult to be Microsoft"
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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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Dano Member since:

You are using benchmarks from the manufacturer themselves, and these benchmarks are hand-picked ones out of the best. Microsoft has tons of benchmarks that show that they are faster than DB2. You need an independent benchmark to prove anything. And when did this discussion go from Windows Phone 8 to databases? Bottom line on this is you buy the database that has the best tools for your needs and gives you the most transactions / $$ and fits in your budget. Just as a reference, SQLServer2012 Express, is faster than the full blown version of SQLServer2005, not that this means anything.

Edited 2013-10-06 13:02 UTC

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cdude Member since:

Do you happen to have similar benchmark references past 2008?

Since this wasn't clear enough let me rephase: do you have a link that points into the www with benchmarks, as requested now multiple times already, past 2008? Yes, you are allowed to hand pick them.

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