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zlutor

I really wait the shareholders' meeting in May.

How will these numbers been communicated and explained to the owners of the company?
What magic will be applied to show how rosy the picture is?

I'm sure Elop will give explanations - he is a good speaker, at least...

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@Tester "And this is something I don't get. What does MS think to gain here? They are the minority platform, they can't dictate terms to developers. They should do anything they can to attract mobile developers to also support their platform."

They hope to leverage the existing gaming industry's knowledge of DirectX on the desktop Windows, and the Xbox to an extent, to lure game developers who haven't moved on to mobile. Further, they kind-of believe (which is why people call them deluded these days) that they'll repeat the success of Windows desktop regarding gaming, which was enabled by DirectX, and get again in the situation where people would say `I'd gladly move to Linux but there are no games for it`. Microsoft don't seem to comprehend in how unfavorable position they are these days - all the developer familiarity with DirectX and all the undelivered promises of a unified system won't make developers seriously develop anything for a platform used by extremely tiny minority.


"Indeed - which is why WP will always be behind, unless MS bribes the developers and essentially finances all development themselves."

Even bribing doesn't work. Microsoft tried to bribe Flash and other interactive-web/RIA developers to move to Silverlight. They poured a ton of cash down that sink, but the plain fact is that nobody was asking for Silverlight and as soon as they closed the pipe fueling this wrong impression of devs wanting Silverlight - nobody was left on that bandwagon. Microsoft even tried to recoup a bit of the investment by making Silverlight the first class citizen in Windows Phone, but that ended up as one of its many Achilles heels, so they finally ditched it altogether.

Precisely the same will happen with this WP nonsense - as soon as they stop throwing cash at it - it will be dead as a duck. WP is a solution for a non-existing problem, same as with the Windows RT, which is precisely why the both are prime examples of DUD products.

Tester

@incognito:

All correct. And it only shows how deluded Microsoft is. I still don't get the DirectX/OpenGL thing though.

There's absolutely nothing they can gain this way since 90+% of mobile already uses OpenGL so everybody who wants to be successful needs to support it anyway. In the end it only acts as an additional turn-off for WP development, not the opposite.

It's really funny how the delusional thinking at MS hurts their product.

First they lock it down like Apple did with the iPhone, completely forgetting that this turns off all the customers who want an open system - like they are used on Windows PCs.

Then they try to dictate terms how to develop software and restrict functionality in an almost ridiculous fashion so developers get turned off, too.

Then they release the next version and completely change the development game, in turn pissing off even those developers they already lured in.

And last but not least they show a severe affliction of Not-Invented-Here-Syndrome which means that the platform is so incompatible with everything else that it's not economical for most developers to support it.

And that not only goes for Windows Phone but for Metro in general.

Sorry, why should I develop Metro apps which are dictatorially controlled by MS and can be shot down at any time if I can just do a classic desktop version I have complete control over and ultimately is much easier to port to other mobile platforms.

It all doesn't make any sense at all if one assumed that it was thought up by a sane mind.

Jani


Tomi, you might find this worth the minute or two it takes to read it

(In finnish):
http://nokialand.blogit.kauppalehti.fi/blog/29459
Elop puhuu taas pehmeitä - "Olisi parempi tunnustaa totuus kuin yrittää ympyröidä neliötä, herra Elop"

kris

For the fuck sake....why is nobody doing something here..Elop is allowed to
do so many failures with a board who dont care...FTFS...fire them all and give
NOKIA a fair chance in the game out there...Nokia is a company who deserves people
around who care for the company...They are making worldclass products with honor
and in many ways they are in front of new technology for people around the world

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