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  • Nadella's Microsoft Is Cloud First, Cloud Second, Cloud Always [View article]
    @Jack - My poll shows that only 30% of people are smart!
    Jun 27, 2015. 11:55 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Nadella's Microsoft Is Cloud First, Cloud Second, Cloud Always [View article]
    Alex Hummel - IIS has a 12% market share, Apache has > 50%. Of overall server machines 30% are Windows, SQL Server runs only on Windows and there it has a 46% market share.

    Your trying to use market share to make a statement of ecosystem value and the two do not correlate. Apache on top of Linux is a natural economical combination for producing googols of content, pun intended. Oracle and SQL Server on top of Windows Server are a natural combination for building enterprise ERP and SCM environments.

    Microsoft's (MS) giving away Windows 8/10 on devices with displays less then 9" in response to the real software cancers - Android adware and Linux. MS is using both Apple's and Google's business models to offer mobile devices with an embedded software expense offset by either hardware margins and/or could service fees.

    Alex, you seem to have a socialist agenda in that if a trend benefits more members of society, the majority, for a cheaper price then everyone is better off. Well, that's not how economies really work unless you've missed that fact that income and wealth aggregate to those more successful at generating return on investments not the large majority that has nothing invested.

    Coca Cola and Microsoft are not the cancers, that's socialist thinking!
    Jun 27, 2015. 11:51 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Nadella's Microsoft Is Cloud First, Cloud Second, Cloud Always [View article]
    Aleksandar Hummel - PostgreSQL is free and open source, and does >95% of what SQL Server does, and some things SQL Server doesn't.

    Try using PostgreSQL with real applications like MS Dynamics or developing applications using Visual Studio. Quit posting 95% when you do not have any facts to back it up!
    Jun 27, 2015. 11:24 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Nadella's Microsoft Is Cloud First, Cloud Second, Cloud Always [View article]
    Aleksandar Hummel - Ask yourself - if Microsoft and all there software were to mafically disappear tomorrow, would it be impossible to replace it?

    Ask yourself - if Apple and all their software were to magically disappear tomorrow, would it be possible to replace it? YES, in an instant!

    But with Microsoft it would take enterprises a very long time and hundreds of billions in resources and they'd still end up with alphabet vegetable soup!
    Jun 27, 2015. 11:21 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Bitcode, Processor Independence And Future Proofing The Apple Watch [View article]
    We all know "we all know" was meant to be sarcasm?
    Jun 26, 2015. 10:16 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • INTC, STX, WDC lower following Micron's results/guidance [View news story]
    SSD's are replacing HDD in all mobile devices and next up all PC's. Buy INTC on pullback.
    Jun 26, 2015. 10:09 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Bitcode, Processor Independence And Future Proofing The Apple Watch [View article]
    Everybody thinks 64 is better (faster) then 32 bits just like 8 cylinders is better then 6 but we all know that's not necessarily true.
    Jun 26, 2015. 01:23 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Bitcode, Processor Independence And Future Proofing The Apple Watch [View article]
    A lot of COBOLs, especially the ones from minicomputers forward like AT&T and Data General Interactive COBOL that had screen sections compiled to p-code actually beat the same identical programs compiled to machine object code in performance tests. They were NOT like GW-BASIC. I believe Micro Focus COBOL allowed either object or p-code to be produced.
    Jun 26, 2015. 01:21 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Gold Under Severe Storm Warning [View article]
    According to GS gold should've been $1050 an ounce in Jan 2015 - NOT!
    Jun 26, 2015. 01:13 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Nadella talks of "tough choices" in new Microsoft employee memo [View news story]
    Yep, but the consumer lemmings love their apple toy.
    Jun 25, 2015. 09:41 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Nadella talks of "tough choices" in new Microsoft employee memo [View news story]
    Windows phone is selling 40 million smart phones and around 100 million featured phones a year. Microsoft needs to continue to commoditize the smart phone into a mobile PC. Microsoft needs to buy Red Hat.
    Jun 25, 2015. 09:40 PM | 11 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Here's Why I'm Buying Microsoft And Selling Apple [View article]
    Vulpine - Yes, Microsoft has made its own mistakes, but their effect on the PC market has been relatively marginal.

    What! 94% of the PC market is made up of two suppliers, Intel and Microsoft, and a whole bunch of device assemblers. Apple's PC success is mostly due to their mobile ecosystem success with iDevices. Microsoft's effect on the PC market continues to be central and positive.
    Jun 25, 2015. 02:01 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Bitcode, Processor Independence And Future Proofing The Apple Watch [View article]
    Wouldn't it be nice it all software was truly portable? Maybe, maybe not, the devil's in the detail. Apple's calling it bitcode but isn't it really LLVM code.

    http://bit.ly/1NfeWks

    Microsoft and Java byte code (p-code) are designed for execution by CLR and JVM but it's not necessarily Apple's intent. Apple needs a way to eliminate the complexity of merging hardware and software objects as each device iteration occurs. Adopting bitcode, intermediate code, for later full machine code compilation would solve those problems. It does not immediately give Apple access to ARM, X86 dependence unless all libraries and OS are also realigned. That effort could be minimized if iOS merges with OSx with both ARM and X86 support.
    Jun 25, 2015. 01:11 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Nadella's Microsoft Is Cloud First, Cloud Second, Cloud Always [View article]
    Author - But if Windows 10 does work, and we do start looking at Windows as we do Android and iOS, then the way is clear for MSFT to get back into mobility, which is where the world lives at this point.

    Does work? How can it not work? So far most analysts and the 2-3 million previewers have had mostly good things to say about Windows 10. It's the last version of Windows for 1.5 billion customers. Sooner or later most will migrate to Windows 10, many during the 1st year to get it free. As for a back-up plan, I think Windows Cloud and Server are doing quite well at funding everything Microsoft's doing with a huge moat to boot. I'm more interested in what Apple's back-up plan is as mobile device ASP's continue to erode?
    Jun 25, 2015. 11:14 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Nadella's Microsoft Is Cloud First, Cloud Second, Cloud Always [View article]
    Hmmm, I always used Microsoft Excel and Word, have a new 2015 Lexus and an old Lumia 900 Windows phone plus a couple of boats, classic Mustangs and houses. The best products are most always not what most people buy, they usually buy what their peers buy. Most people need a 4-6" mobile TV and browser not a personal computer.
    Jun 24, 2015. 07:55 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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