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A leaked release schedule from Microsoft shows Windows 8 possibly arriving in 2011.  (Source: MSDN Blogs; Chris Green (former Microsoft developer))
Microsoft has plenty to feel good about these days





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RE: Not Surprising
By reader1 on 2/3/2010 9:40:15 AM , Rating: -1
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If Apple had to support 10's of thousands of hardware from several hundred different manufacturues


That's partially why the iPhone OS is so popular. Developers don't want to deal with a billion different hardware configurations. Especially when so many people don't even bother paying for software on the PC.


RE: Not Surprising
By retrospooty on 2/3/2010 9:49:02 AM , Rating: 5
"That's partially why the iPhone OS is so popular. Developers don't want to deal with a billion different hardware configurations.

Developers dont need to. The OS should do that.

The iPhone is so popular because it came out and blew every other smartphone out of the water on UI and useability. Now that they forced everyone else to raise the bar (and we all owe Apple a great big thank you for that - clap clap) others are now at the same level. Because Apple is a closed hardware platform, the others will not only match apple, but surpass apple at a better price.

Closed platforms are only ever succeseful if they are superior or cheaper than the open alternative. The iPhone was superior, not for long...


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