Originally Posted by jameskatt2
But Windows is still a force. It is one of Microsoft's Core Competencies that earns Microsoft $16 BILLION a year no matter what happens to the economy.
Indeed, and sad. The fact that companies do not wish to investigate alternatives and simply renew their subscriptions is sad. Consumers can be like that as well, simply buy a new PC, with Windows preinstalled, choosing that, because they don't know any better. Or see Apple as expensive. Just like they thought Apple computers had smaller screens 'back in the day' but merely were honest by stating the VIS size which the competition did not do.
Unfortunately Balmer flubbed with Windows 8. So, like Steve Jobs did with the transition to Mac OS X from OS 9, Nadella can transition Microsoft to a better Windows 9.
But how? They have backward compatibility in their DNA. It is what Windows is. I don't see a way for them to make a drastic change, like Apple did by moving to Unix, unless MS too will run their current core in a VM box.
In the fight against Google, Apple needs partnerships.
But do they need to fight Google? What's the point? Apple can simply be Apple, and laugh at all attempts Google makes at creating software (poorly designed IMO, but that's just me)
If only Microsoft would update its Mac OS X version of Office - its other core competency, it would be even more successful.
It is shocking how Microsoft has failed in its two primary competencies - Office and Windows - the bread and butter of its profits.
Nadella should realize that a healthy Microsoft Office on Mac OS X can save Microsoft Corporation just like it saved Apple decades ago.
I think the vast amount of alternatives for Office on OSX makes MS not want to invest much time & money into creating a 'new version'. They'll likely update the current crap with some new features every few years. Besides, with these prices
, who's going to buy it?