Msg#: 4551730 posted 1:02 pm on Mar 10, 2013 (gmt 0)
That's when it gets ugly. Is MS there yet?
I'm pretty sure the worst (ugliest?) side of MSFT to be on as a business right now is when you try to manufacture and sell windows based tablets. That must be a horrible business right now: a set of hugely successful and dominant competitors (apple and "android") where you barely can make a dent in it all and then your software supplier deciding to start to compete with you on the hardware you make and spending loads of money on advertising their hardware. Add to it that you probably have a contract with MSFT (for the laptop/desktop/servers OS and/or Office) prohibiting you from selling anything related to other OSes - so you can't even jump on the android wagon.