Well you can’t say Microsoft don’t believe in what they’re doing.
At the Worldwide Partner Conference earlier today, Microsoft’s chief operating officer, Kevin Turner told a crowd of the faithful the following:
“Apple makes great hardware, the reality is in the OS we see things differently.”
“We believe that Apple has it wrong,” says turner. “They’ve talked about it being the post-PC era, they talk about the tablet and PC being different, the reality in our world is that we think that’s completely incorrect.”
“We actually believe Windows 8 is the new era for the PC plus,” says Turner. “We believe with a single push of a button you can move seamlessly in and out of both worlds. We believe you can have touch, a pen, a mouse, and a keyboard.”
He also showed a brief slide of two quotes from former Apple CEO Steve Jobs and the current CEO Tim Cook.
This shows that Microsoft is really ready to fight the notion of the end of the PC. Windows 8 will be a comprehensive attempt by the company to reinvent the entire face of computing for a new generation.
Steve Ballmer called it the riskiest thing that the company has ever done. He was right.
Source: The Verge