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July 19, 2013
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Can any tablet OS challenge Android and iOS?

Based on Microsoft’s latest earnings report, its Surface RT is a flop. This, in turn, means that Windows RT has failed. But, there are many other would-be tablet operating system challengers to Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS. Seriously, though, do … Continue reading

June 27, 2013
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Microsoft’s mobile strategy: Where Android, iOS and Windows 8.1 fit in

This is not your dad’s Microsoft. In the last few months Microsoft has been refocusing on Web services and devices instead of its mobile operating systems, Windows RT and Windows Phone 8 (WP8). Neither OS have been cutting the mustard in the market. … Continue reading

May 30, 2013
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Ubuntu declares bug #1 — ‘Microsoft has a majority market share’ — closed

Give major Linux company Canonical founder Mark Shuttleworth credit for chutzpah. In the Ubuntu bug-tracking system, LaunchPad, he just announced that bug number one “is now closed.” The bug, which dates from Ubuntu’s first days in 2004, was: “Microsoft has … Continue reading