Originally Posted by bdkennedy1
Microsoft schooled Apple on this one, a week before Apple. You know Steve has to be pissed. You have to admit, no one saw Microsoft doing this so soon.
A strategically timed shot over the bough maybe, but considering that new features in Lion having already demo'd (over a year ago?), the merging of iOS and Mac OS in Lion (and we're on the eve of it's release), and though it doesn't "look" like OS X, MS is clearly (again) taking its cue from Apple's iOS/Mac OS integration effort, I'd hardly call this "schooled".
Interesting idea, but I don't think it's original at this point, and if it takes them two years to deliver, we may be looking at 10.8 at that point.
Delivering a tepid product that [...] does little but confuse Windows PC users is not going to shore up Microsoft's losses.
This one is on the mark and always kills me. Every release of windows has had subtle, but confusing for the users, changes. No doubt this will come out in full bloom with W8. How many times has MS released some great next idea that as a result of its shallow thinking and poor delivery just...wasn't?
The coming years should be interesting