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Ballmer says Microsoft will leave no stone unturned in battle with Apple

By Shawn Knight
Jul 10, 2012
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  1. Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is gearing up for a battle with Apple that he says will leave no stone unturned. The chief admits that Microsoft and select partners ceded some of the boundary between hardware and software to Apple in……

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  2. Look at the Balmer Photo. INVISIBLE GIANT SANDWICH
     
  3. Rippleman

    Rippleman TS Guru Posts: 563   +178

    I don't think this will happen... apple is a smaller company and more "mobile" as in can charge direction realitivily quickly. I am willing to bet right now, they are working (probably alpha stage) of iGlasses just like olympia and google. The glasses will be running ios6 and has a wide range of their products showcased like apple maps, calendar, imessage, facetime etc... Microsoft is probably about 5 years away from that yet...
     
  4. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,891   +1,258

    Does that mean AMD's inferiority complex extends to invisible food items?....
    [​IMG]

    ...or does Rory prefer to make presentations whilst doing the robot dance?
     
  5. Jibberish18

    Jibberish18 TS Guru Posts: 529   +37

    I once caught an iPad THIS BIG.
     
  6. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 2,560   +862

    lol consumer cloud. Its useful, the 50 percent of the time you have internet access. I think ill stick with on site storage, where I can access my data, you know, 100 percent of the time.
     
  7. Mantrhax

    Mantrhax TS Rookie Posts: 36

    lol @ ms... crap company
     
  8. "advantages in productivity, enterprise management and manageability..."
    ...but not in actual products which are mostly crap :)
     
  9. he wishes his Surface was that big...
     
  10. To say "MS is a crap company" or MS products are all rubbish is just nonsense and typical of the childishness and ridiculous ill-informed corporate-fanboyism of most posters these days. I wish they would do IQ test before allowing people to post on these sites as it would be really nice to have sensible discussions between adults rather than this drivel. Office - Windows 7 - Visual Studio are all fantastic products - and no I'm not a fanboy I use a PC at work and PC/Macs at home and they both have some great stuff and some not-so-great stuff.

    Anyway, back on topic... I think it is a real shame that MS is chasing after Apple in this way and dragging its entire OS in that direction. Why on earth they dont have a specifc OS (or at least a custom UI) for tablets and leave the desktop UI as it is baffles me. (its what Apple do!) With all these very late and reactive changes they are making in Windows 8 they will end up alienating users in the one sector they are still dominant in - ie corporate PCs. Just my opinion.
     
  11. lawfer

    lawfer TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,270   +91

    Your comment makes no sense. They have an advantage in these sectors precisely because of successful products...?

    I'm sorry, but my 10-year old niece trolls her Facebook friends better than you. 3/10
     
  12. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,559   +598

    And this has been MS's problem for going a decade now. Chasing after Apple instead of being the innovator.
     
  13. Typical M$, suck up the innovative little companies and play catch-up to the tech industry.
     
  14. microsoft software is cr@p , I hate to see their hardware
     
  15. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,608   +295

    Looks more like big fish, little fish, cardboard box.
     
  16. avoidz

    avoidz TS Guru Posts: 460   +54

    Agreed. Microsoft has made some great products despite Apple's presence. Office and XP and 7 are good. They need to focus on making good software, not chasing the Apple crowd.
     
  17. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,752   +1,107

    As someone who uses a lot of software from many different companies, my experience is the same. MS stuff is the most stable, useful, and easiest to learn by far. Excel is as important to business in this country as email, and some may argue it's even more important.

    Regardless.... Win8 can be a tablet/social/cute UI operating system. They won't alienate the business community when they have Win 7. Win7 is so good there's no need to pay good money to upgrade to anything.

    I'm also waiting to see the Surface before I put any faith in a MS harware device though. As they say in business 'stick to the pudding', which means McDonalds shouldn't sell pizza anymore than MS should try to make smartphones. The Surface success depends on Win8's usefulness more than anything else. I'm sure the hardware will be great, it's running Intel, just like everything else.
     
  18. mojorisin23

    mojorisin23 TS Booster Posts: 124   +23

    office, windows are great products... in 1996. what have you done for me lately?
     
  19. Zoltan Head

    Zoltan Head TS Booster Posts: 247   +27

    That's a bit off-topic, this is about food, let's hear it for the sandwiches and puddings!
     
  20. And Apples?
     
  21. Guest said: "To say "MS is a crap company" or MS products are all rubbish is just nonsense and typical of the childishness and ridiculous ill-informed corporate-fanboyism of most posters these days. I wish they would do IQ test before allowing people to post on these sites as it would be really nice to have sensible discussions between adults rather than this drivel. Office - Windows 7 - Visual Studio are all fantastic products - and no I'm not a fanboy I use a PC at work and PC/Macs at home and they both have some great stuff and some not-so-great stuff."

    Well said, I get tired of those immature, dumb, troll like comments too.
     

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