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  • Microsoft want to "win back our game developers" with something ...

    Most companies now hand out laptops with a docking station and some keyboard and monitors.  That is the desktop replacement.   The demand for a desktop OS is still there.   Windows 8 would have sold better if they just took windows 7 and changed the name and logo to windows 8.   Most companies and people just want the latest thing and don't even know what they are buying.  The same mentality drives the Apple iPhone customer.   Same goes for MS Office.   Do we need another Office suite?  No, but they keep selling them.


  • Stamp Worthy ?

    , cbae wrote


    There you go with the "I know you are, but what am I?" response again. Go back and read some of your own posts. You try to characterize anybody who has an opinion that differs from yours as having some kind of a character flaw for something. The fact that so many of the threads that you participate in ultimately gets locked should be a clue about who's the one with a bad attitude.

    cbae, your the one with the attitude problem.  Nobody wants to hear your opinion because your always wrong, a troll and the cause of the thread lockdowns.  You don't have to chime in on every thread.  I don't think Dahat has any attitude problem and if you don't like his opinions maybe you just sit to the side for once and keep your opinion to yourself.

  • Nokia selling Android phone.

    , fanbaby wrote

    This thing has yet to survive post-merger, but I think it's a shame Microsoft is getting money from phone makers because of its patents while enjoying code written by Linus at el.


    That is how the big companies survives.   They use an arsenal of patents and financial strength to get what they want.   If Linus had a company,  the big corporations would be litigating against him for all kinds of patent infringements.   It would not matter if he was right or wrong, but he would need a lot of financial assets to hire a defense team to fight it.  It is unfair and changes need to be made.   First off, if you do not have a patent in a viable product it should be null and void.(keep out the patent trolls who are only attorneys with paper)    Also, if you file a lawsuit on infringement and you lose,  you cover all financial costs and pay the accused a fine for his burden.   On top of this,  there is the mess of having juries that do not understand the technical nature of the arguments.  Just getting to trial can cost you millions in defense.   By the way,  Apple and Samsung going at it again.  You don't hear too many lawsuits with a big company fighting a small one going to trial because the small one just settles knowing it has no chance.

  • New CEO Intro

    They are saying on CNBC that Bill Gates will be a partner with Nadella.   Bill cannot let his baby go (and why should he) and wants to get the company rolling again.   He just cannot step back into it fulltime with saving the world from poverty and polio.   This does not reflect poorly on Nadella,  but Bill Gates just needed someone he could trust and somewhat control to do his agenda.   I am looking forward to this as the next best thing to Bill running the show himself.   

  • Nadella?

    , cbae wrote


    Oh, I get it now. Allow me to jump to wild-a$$ conclusions like you did.

    • You're a staunch supporter of Rick Perry
    • You straight-ticket vote Republican Party
    • You don't believe in evolution
    • You live in Round Rock or very close to it


    Yes good try. 

    I support Andrew Cuomo.

    I vote independent.

    I live in New York.

    I assume your a 19 year old using your Dads computer playing Counter-Strike all day since you don't have a job and you like to freeload.    Did I get that one right.   Thought so ...  ..

  • Nadella?

    , Richard.Hein wrote


    I wasn't quoting Nadella with that statement.  The company email he sent does talk about devices and services and going forward with the One Microsoft strategy, however.  Thus, my interpretation is that they won't sell any devices businesses right now ... they are just getting started.

    Well I guess we wait and see.   I don't see the point of a new CEO if the direction stays the same.   I like Microsoft but they need to make some changes.   It takes guts to know when something is not working and call it a failure.   I don't understand competing with partners like Dell and others as a strategy.   If they can clear this up it would be a big positive.  Xbox is working for Microsoft but this only affected Sony and did not kill any partnerships. 

  • Nadella?

    You, obviously, have an agenda and hope to "magical think" your way into the outcome by repeating made up stuff, but I think it would be useful to give the guy a bit of time to determine what he's going to do.

    This is the coffeehouse and not the technical forum.  A place to ponder your thoughts on the future.  If you and CBAE don't like my thoughts that's fine.  I like to be challenged but when you lower yourself to name calling I win.  Thanks. 

  • Nadella?


    , cbae wrote


    Only a fool would use absolutes like that.


    Kind of like Obama with "if you like your insurance you can keep it".

    My point is that he mentioned it because he knows it is an option. (sell off hardware)  He would have been better off not saying anything about it.   By mentioning it, he tries to minimize panic but in the end he is telegraphing the future.

  • Nadella?

    @Richard.Hein:  When you have to say you "have no intention" pretty much means I don't want any panic to happen.   Alot different then saying I will never sell any device business.   A real leader knows when to fold and cut your losses.   The consumer phone business is gone but I think they can make headway in a business class phone.   Again, providing software and not hardware.   If they don't do this,  then Google will keep crushing them.   Google makes tough choices that pay off.  Buying Youtube, buying Motorola for patents and then dumping it, etc.  It is because the leadership is still the original founders who know what they are doing.   I think Gates will push Nadella to make these choices and not worry about the internal politics.   I would go after IBM's market and not worry about Google and Apple.  

  • Nadella?

    Nadella's first move is to sell Nokia and Microsoft's Surface brand of computers.  They want to do what Google is doing and that is remove the roadblock to other hardware vendors from participating.   No hardware manufacturer (HTC, Samsung, Lenovo, etc) likes to put software on a tablet/laptop from a vendor who is competing with them on hardware.   I think Dell would be a fine choice here since they want more of a phone presence. This was a Balmer misstep and Nadella will correct the ships course.  They will also start concentrating on business where they make all the money.   Business software and services is always steady and profitable.   They have a lot of opportunity to eliminate IBM and others from this market once they show business they want to play in the big boys world and stop playing with trinkets and toys.  I think things looking bright here.