$18B in profits, Holly F.
And I thought android is the new Windows...
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@kettch: I hardly make predictions, but this one was so clear that i couldn't help myself ;)
More from Thurrott (here):
Just a day after Microsoft ham-handedly revealed that it would not provide Windows 10 to its Windows RT-based Surface tablets, the current-generation version, Surface 2, suddenly disappeared from Microsoft's online store. Well, the product can still be seen in the store, but all three models—32 GB, 64 GB, and 64 GB with LTE—are listed as "out of stock." Since it's inconceivable there was a run on these obviously orphaned products, we can only reach one conclusion: it's dead, Jim. And then there's this delicious Microsoft PR quote: "Surface 2 is available at Best Buy. Microsoft doesn't have anything to share beyond that."
Microsoft isn't alone in abandoning stuff - google wave, GWT, google glass (maybe) etc., heck google even boasts its failures - but this is on a different scale. I think Microsoft should have approached this experiment more cautiously.
[BTW: I told you so in an old thread]
To all those who say Microsoft marketing sucks - compared to apple for example - no it doesn't. It managed to sell quite a few Windows RT devices, including one to my brother in law.
Windows weekly on Wednesday had a section on this, skip to 1:23:00:
It looks like Leo isn't with you guys on this. I'm sure you all would paint him a hater. I would say he just moved on (he uses a mac and android).
In any case, I don't think this scenario will repeat again.
BTW, if you're allergic to bearded guys, get some docker content from Microsoft :)
[Not sure if the speaker has a beard]
@androidi: No one is disputing the productivity gained from intellisense, but still....
Here's an exercize I used to give: show me where I can find if the html tag is required or optional (without intllisense :)).