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  • Microsoft Investors Need To Be Skeptical About Windows 9 [View article]
    The author has also spent the last 5 years focused very closely on Microsoft and Windows and is a former Microsoft MVP for Windows.

    Yeah at some point some of this is speculation but my articles can give you enough information that you know what to look for and what to avoid.

    As for my history of reading other opinion pieces and being wrong, you'll have to elucidate.

    I write about Microsoft because it's actually a very transparent company and it becomes really easy to figure out what's going well or badly if you know what to look for.

    Seems like you know better than me. Good luck with that.

    :-)
    Sep 2, 2014. 02:06 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft Investors Need To Be Skeptical About Windows 9 [View article]
    You mean betting against missing the tablet, smartphone, itunes, search engines and more?
    Aug 21, 2014. 10:42 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft Investors Need To Be Skeptical About Windows 9 [View article]
    Im very familiar with the "every other release" pattern from Microsoft. I just prefer to look at facts as they stand today.
    Aug 20, 2014. 01:22 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft Investors Need To Be Skeptical About Windows 9 [View article]
    OK
    Aug 20, 2014. 01:57 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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    LOL

    That was a machine gun volley of Apple resentment.

    Funny...
    Aug 20, 2014. 01:56 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft Investors Need To Be Skeptical About Windows 9 [View article]
    Time will tell...
    Aug 20, 2014. 01:46 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft Investors Need To Be Skeptical About Windows 9 [View article]
    The relative numbers will NEVER support my claim but it's really Apple's and Oranges (no pun).

    Apple haven't made money from their OS updates recently. They made them free. They clearly make their money in other ways obviously.

    The challenge for Microsoft going forward is whether they can continue to charge substantial amounts of money for Windows.

    The way to do that is innovation.

    If they are unable to do that, market forces will drag prices closer to free and make that less profitable for them as a publicly traded company.

    It's not about how much they are selling Operating System wise relative to Apple, it's about whether Windows will ever grow or will continue to decline or even become free.
    Aug 19, 2014. 07:09 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft Investors Need To Be Skeptical About Windows 9 [View article]
    Makes sense. Sounds good.

    Thanks for the comment.
    Aug 19, 2014. 07:05 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft Investors Need To Be Skeptical About Windows 9 [View article]
    You say:

    What Mr. Amobi fails to address (or rather what he chooses to ignore), is that Threshold isn't meant to be a front end (UI update) as much as a drastic back end update. This will once and for all align the mobile and PC operating systems. No other company can claim that.

    See my response to xXTomcatXx above.

    You say:

    Apple has a handful of flavors of iOS and the completely separate OSX. To make matters worse, there's zero cross comparability between them. Same goes for Android. It's fragmentation at it's worst.

    I say:

    How are the Android and IOS app stores doing? Doesn't seem like people care that much about what you are complaining about.

    Apple and Android are still the preferred platform for app development. Each have over 1.2 million apps in their stores compared to Microsofts 300k.

    The fragmentation doesnt seem like a real problem to me.
    Aug 19, 2014. 07:05 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft Investors Need To Be Skeptical About Windows 9 [View article]
    You say:

    The essence of this whole article is "Windows 9 isn't out but it will be inferior to Yosemite, also not out". The support for this statement is a link to a far from impartial article praising the list of mainly visual tweaks that weren't even available for preview? IMO a stronger argument is needed for such a conclusion.

    False.

    The essence of the article is that Microsoft are busy "fixing" a mistake and their competitors don't have that burden. Thats a fact.

    As a result, their competitors seem to be doing more creative and forward looking things.
    Aug 19, 2014. 06:54 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft Investors Need To Be Skeptical About Windows 9 [View article]
    Absolutely, a lot of this is all speculation.
    Aug 19, 2014. 06:53 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft Investors Need To Be Skeptical About Windows 9 [View article]
    LOL at the lack of insight statement.

    I know precisely what Threshold is meant to be and I would be cautious not to engage too deeply into marketing spin.

    You say:

    Threshold will finally bridge the mobile and PC OS gap once and for all and Microsoft will be the first company to accomplish this (Innovation). The potential in this lies in app development. Allowing a developer to only develop once and simultaneously release into to markets has HUGE interest.

    I say:

    The reality is that it will probably make it EASIER to develop for multiple platforms but there will still be a lot of work required to make apps scale and work across multiple device platforms. Be wary of marketing.

    Based on the timing and the rolling back of a lot of features, it's hard to come to the conclusion that Windows 9 is a natural evolution of Windows 8.
    Aug 19, 2014. 06:52 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft Investors Need To Be Skeptical About Windows 9 [View article]
    Can you send a call from your Lumia to your Surface?
    Aug 19, 2014. 06:48 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft Investors Need To Be Skeptical About Windows 9 [View article]
    Thats true too.

    :-)

    Thanks for the comment.
    Aug 19, 2014. 06:47 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft Investors Need To Be Skeptical About Windows 9 [View article]
    Good to hear a contrarian point of view.

    Thanks for the comment.
    Aug 19, 2014. 02:11 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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