Friday, September 06, 2013

Microsoft is Copying the Wrong Company | Mobile devices content from Paul Thurrott's SuperSite for Windows

Excerpt from a Paul Thurrott perspective piece; see the full post for his view on how this would all make strategic sense
"With Android and perhaps with Chrome OS, Google is attempting—and perhaps succeeding—at rendering Windows irrelevant. Which it sort of already is. Metro has gotten off to a slow start, obviously, and there hasn't been a major new Windows desktop application in years. You couldn't name one if you tried. And the top two desktop applications, Chrome and iTunes, are designed to push users away from Microsoft's platforms and onto Google and Apple platforms. These developments put arguments about saving the desktop in perspective, eh?
I think the path for Microsoft here is clear. Give away Windows and Windows Phone, and include mobile patent indemnification as part of the deal."
Microsoft is Copying the Wrong Company | Mobile devices content from Paul Thurrott's SuperSite for Windows
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