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The turkeys should be fired and roasted.

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Microsoft is going to destroy Dell the way it has destroyed Nokia, with the recent announcement of another 'strategic partnership'.

Here are some comments on Slashdot regarding Microsoft and Ballmer:

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---Microsoft's battle is not with Linux.

Rather, Microsoft's future battle is with the smartphones and the tablets and all other new wearable formfactors of computing.

Microsoft's OS is simply too large, too encumbering and too useless for devices that people will use in the future.

Their investment in Dell is that they hope Dell can come up with something that can sell

Microsoft tried their luck with Nokia, and Nokia is going nowhere fast

Microsoft tried to forge it by themselves by their "surface" thingy, but it tanked too

So now, it's Dell.

Ballmer is waging a shotgun approach of computing war --- trying anything and everything --- because the guy has no idea what to do now.

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Actually it is not wrong to let a marketing guy to run a tech company, that is, if that marketing guy has REAL BRAIN

What had transpired in Microsoft is this, Bill Gates chose Steve Ballmer not because Mr. Ballmer has brain.

Bill Gates chose Ballmer because Ballmer is one helluva "YES MAN".

Anything and everything Bill Gates wanted to get done, Ballmer delivered.

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Wayne Borean


First, everyone thinks that Microsoft is Windows. It isn't.

Microsoft, like all companies, is a chameleon. Originally it specialized in dev tools. Operating systems were a later add-on. Now? Well, I suggest you read my analysis to find out what the company really is today, because it has changed. Again.

http://therealmadhatter.wordpress.com/2013/02/08/microsoft-death-watch-office-for-linux-rumor/

Enjoy.

Wayne

Tester

Interesting read. There's just one major caveat in the whole picture:

If Microsoft releases Office for Linux it will be the end of Windows as an operating system.

It would be a clear signal to other software makers that they need to, too. And this can't end well for Windows.

Office for iOS and Android are a different matter. With the utter failure of Windows Phone MS wouldn't compete with their pwn platform there.

But on desktop? No chance!

foo

@Tester "If Microsoft releases Office for Linux it will be the end of Windows as an operating system."

Microsoft *has* to release Office for Linux... or, better saying, Android.

Windows used to be 90% of the computers. But Android is the new Windows.

I don't think Microsoft will port Office to the Linux desktop, but it will certainly port to Android (which is a kind of Linux).

Tester

Precisely.

However...

>> Android (which is a kind of Linux).

No, from a developer's perspective Android is *not* Linux.

In terms of user interface coding they are two completely different animals - and it doesn't matter one bit that Android is based on Linux.

With GUI-heavy software like Office the code that's most easily shared between Desktop Linux and Android is the same code that's also easily shared with Windows.

And even if they did make mobile versions of Office, it's still no guarantee that it'll succeed. They are already too late if you ask me.

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Worth mentioning that XNA is now officially dead fo all supported platforms (XBox, Windows, Windows Phone). It will be maintained until 1st April 2014 and then retired completely, the same way XBox Live Indie Games will be dead as well on the 720.

Why? Because fuck you, dear developer, that's why.

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