Windows 8 and beyond: Microsoft's next decade
Three big bets
Radio Reg January marks not just a new decade but also the 10-year anniversary of Steve Ballmer's appointment as Microsoft's chief executive officer.
The last 10 years offered a mixed report card for Ballmer and Microsoft: Windows XP versus Vista, success of the Xbox but treading water on mobile, corporate revenue grew 163 per cent while the stock price fell 39 per cent. And let's not mention the squandered internet years and the ongoing race to catch Google.
Already, some are calling time on Ballmer, and one way or another, he'll be gone by 2020 as he's said he'd do the job for only 20 years. Only the manner of his exit is in question.
As the decade turns, MicroBite looks ahead to the next 12 months and place three big bets on where Microsoft will be by the end of the current decade.
Reg software editor Gavin Clarke and All-About-Microsoft blogger Mary-Jo Foley bet on two areas where Microsoft has struggled: consumer mobile, and internet search. Then there's a third bet where Microsoft can, and must, break new ground: Windows in the cloud.
We talk corporate politics, Windows Mobile, Windows 8, and Internet Explorer 9, Midori, Gazelle, Silverlight, and a brand new operating system that dare not speak its name.
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i don't like this new fangled trend of video clips in lieu of an article, it almost seems like you're just too lazy to type it out.
i don't want to be watching people talk, the written language was invented to combat this very issue, can you maybe get a secreteray to transcribe it and post that beneth the clip? hell you could even find some budding journalist and pay them a pittance to type it up into an article maybe..
Re : how will they get my computer.....
"Otherwise, if I stop paying, how will they get my computer to stop as well?"
Are you serious ?
I have no comment at this time
..because I don't have time to sit through a video which will likely take ten minutes to say what could be read in half a minute, which will eat into our somewhat parlous bandwidth and that requires me to find a pair of headphones to plug into my workstation.