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

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[3]: Comment by kurkosdr
by juzzlin on Tue 8th Oct 2013 05:20 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by kurkosdr"
juzzlin
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2011-05-06

Those were useless netbooks running crappy custom Linux distributions. I'm talking about real Ubuntu PC's here, like:

http://www.dell.com/us/business/p/xps-13-linux/pd
http://www.system76.com/

Not being able to run MS Office, Photoshop etc cannot be the reason, because you cannot run Windows software on a Chromebook either and they are selling pretty well at the moment.

Edited 2013-10-08 05:23 UTC

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RE[4]: Comment by kurkosdr
by Dano on Tue 8th Oct 2013 13:40 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by kurkosdr"
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2006-01-22

Nah, it's not the apps...or the quality of the system. Can't be that!

Chromebooks really suck and are minuscule part of the market. Chrome can't do much but browse the web but at least they are harder for the consumer to break than Linux. The are just low end toys that people are buying to go online with. The sales success for Chrome is WAY overhyped.

Edited 2013-10-08 13:40 UTC

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