LOL yeah, right. What else would we expect from a softie shill? OF COURSE you deny what is happening before your eyes. To acknowledge it would just be too, too bitter a pill.
"After Windows 10 launches, future operating system updates will come from Microsoft as smaller incremental fixes instead of widely publicized launches.
"We've seen and heard a lot of hype surrounding the upcoming rollout of Windows 10, and with good reason. Not only is this promised to be the best iteration of Windows yet, but its launch marks the final numbered release of Microsoft's flagship OS.
"Don't worry, this does not indicate the end of Windows updates -- quite the contrary. Among the many changes promised in Windows 10 is the availability of "Windows as a Service," a strategic change in how Microsoft delivers new features to customers.""
"Microsoft has built new versions of Windows every few years, a tradition that began with the original Windows and evolved to include Windows 98, Windows 2000, and Windows XP, all the way through the Windows 8.1. Microsoft delivered a wealth of updates in each product and users invested in new iterations as needed."
Microsoft continues to edge away from Windows, but note the major PR effort to avoid alarming users and investors.
MeToo, Inc. strikes again....
LOL the predicted regrouping on the part of the softie shills is apparently taking place. This bozo in particular feels compelled to tell us everything he has learned in the past 24 hours.
Some other time, perhaps, I have better things to do today...
"Flexibility in the way businesses operate can take many forms but adaptability and agility are increasingly becoming key attributes in competitive enterprise scenarios.
"Whether we’re talking about SMEs or large multinational companies, there is a real need for flexibility at a strategic level, both in terms of the way in which businesses operate and from the perspective of individual employees.
"Here’s a look at some of the essential ways in which businesses can look to make their operations and their workforces more flexible:"
"2 – Deploying new solutions
"Equipping staff with the smartphones, tablets and laptops they need to operate seamlessly on the move or wherever they might be is vitally important in the context of enterprises becoming flexible. But new software solutions and cloud-based business applications can be crucial too in giving businesses the best chance to be flexible and more efficient in a variety of valuable ways."
Characterizing smartphones as "toys", as softie shills so often do, just shows how backward-thinking they are. Increasingly, such devices are essential to doing business in the 21st Century way. This little words-to-the-wise article shows how things are changing in the modern enterprise.
*yawn* a recitation of much-overused content-free boilerplate.
Try coming up with something relevant, why don't you?
Cool, hadn't read of that.
Yeah, the wallybot should win some sort of award for prolonged mindlessness.
Incidentally, the same dictionary gives the following definition of "toy:
an object, often a small representation of something familiar, as an animal or person, for children or others to play with; plaything.
a thing or matter of little or no value or importance; a trifle.
something that serves for or as if for diversion, rather than for serious practical use.
a small article of little value but prized as a souvenir or for some other special reason; trinket; knickknack; bauble.
something diminutive, especially in comparison with like objects.
an animal of a breed or variety noted for smallness of size:
The winning terrier at the dog show was a toy.
a close-fitting cap of linen or wool, with flaps coming down to the shoulders, formerly worn by women in Scotland."
"Word play"? "Semantics"? You just showed just what an idiot you are. You don't get to define words to suit yourself, bozo. Everyone else considers such devices to be computers. Against that, your opinion just doesn't count at all.
"You seem to be the only one here concerned how the company is run, WHY?"
That is actually a very good question. Perhaps the answer is similar to the explanation for all the political/religious discussion here -- the facts about Microsoft are nauseous to contemplate, so Microsoft advocates always want to change to subject to something else -- anything else. Politics and religion are always very productive of meaningless chatter, so they make an ideal diversion.
Oops, the Wallybot will have to be reprogrammed to account for the New Reality. I.e. Microsoft doesn't hate Linux. Quoting Satya Nadella, "Microsoft Loves Linux".
Time for the softie shills to regroup. Now that Microsoft has come out of the closet, they will have to rethink their line of sputum on Linux.
Since apparently you haven't been paying attention, I'll review it for you. For many years, Microsoft sacrificed everything on the altar of Windows. The company would forgo potential revenue from sales of Office for other OS's, in order to force people to buy Windows. Finally Microsoft has realized that such a policy was killing both Windows and Office, so the company has found it necessary to choose between Office and Windows. Evidently the company has decided in favor of Office and against Windows.
"Indictment" is the word used by the author of the article quoted; I picked up on it in order to refer back to his point. He said there is no indictment of Windows in this move on the part of Microsoft; but to deny it is implicitly to acknowledge that many readers of his article would perceive that Windows has at least been slighted, if not dealt a body blow.
I have always seen the development of Windows as a serious mistake, in comparison to other things Microsoft might have done, and indeed attempted but failed to do. It was better than doing nothing, but Microsoft has been paying through the nose for that mistake for the past 15 years. Finally the time has come when Microsoft could no longer avoid backing out of it and going another way. The company must be careful how it goes about it, but must do it.
As I've said once or twice before, Microsoft is going slowly and gradually on this, not to unduly alarm its customers or its investors. But you can bet this is not the last such move that Microsoft will make. The company has seen the handwriting on the wall.
As always, the shills will pretend it's not happening, or "It Doesn't Matter [TM}".
The indictment of Windows comes from the other thing Microsoft is doing -- making its flagship applications available on every operating system it can, including Android/Linux.
"Microsoft is now running its online empire with help from its own version of Linux.
"If you know Microsoft and its long history, this rather straightforward sentence reads almost like a paradox. It invites you to read it again—just to make sure it says what you think it said. Really, go ahead. Read it again.
"For years, Microsoft actively worked to suppress Linux, a computer operating system whose underlying code is freely available to the world at large. It once threatened legal action against businesses that used the open source OS, insisting that Linux infringed on patents underpinning its flagship Windows operating system. And though the company has come to realize that Linux is now one of the primary means of building large online systems—and that it won’t survive unless it helps businesses use the OS in this way—it continues to push Windows as a viable alternative. At first blush, a Microsoft Linux still seems a strange (and slightly amusing) thing.
" 'This is less about Microsoft and its talent and more about what everyone else in the world is doing.' JR Rivers, Cumulus Networks
"But, yes, that sentence does say what you think it says. Earlier this month, a Microsoft engineer discussed Microsoft’a very own Linux in a Microsoft blog post. The company is using this creation to run at least some of the networking hardware that drives its online services.
"Certainly, this isn’t something that Microsoft wants to shout to the world, for fear they’ll see it as knock against Windows. The blog post was buried on a site far from the mainstream. And when we asked Microsoft to discuss the situation, it declined—multiple times. But Microsoft’s embrace of Linux isn’t everything it might seem. It’s not, for instance, an indictment of Windows. It does demonstrate, however, in a wonderfully complete fashion, the power of open source."
Did the softie shills really think nobody was going to notice?
Any smartphone is a computer. Witness the definition given by one popular dictionary:
1. a programmable electronic device designed to accept data, perform prescribed mathematical and logical operations at high speed, and display the results of these operations. Mainframes, desktop and laptop computers, tablets, and smartphones are some of the different types of computers.
Compare analog computer, digital computer.
2. a person who computes; computist.
Fuzzy-minded softie shill can't stay on topic for the length of one message, tries to change the subject from "number of devices sold" to "amount of money spent".