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    1. Did Bill Gates stepping down as Microsoft CEO in 1999 have much of an impact on the company as it is today?

      I was thinking about the Ballmer era of Microsoft, how they missed the smartphone revolution and the repercussions of that on the company. How it all can be traced back to one man's actions,...

      I was thinking about the Ballmer era of Microsoft, how they missed the smartphone revolution and the repercussions of that on the company. How it all can be traced back to one man's actions, namely Sir Tim Berners-Lee and his invention of the web. Because of that, Netscape came to exist. Because of Netscape and Gates' subsequent pivoting of his company around it, Microsoft was hit with the antitrust lawsuit, which then resulted in Gates stepping down and handing the reins over to Ballmer. Ballmer mentions in an interview how he clashed with Gates when it came to mobile, and his comments about the original iPhone are immortalised.

      13 votes
    2. Microsoft announces new Surface Laptop Go and Surface Pro X

      I couldn’t find a good roundup that covered both of these and didn’t want to add clutter to the front page with two posts. From The Verge: Microsoft’s new $549 Surface Laptop Go aims to compete...

      I couldn’t find a good roundup that covered both of these and didn’t want to add clutter to the front page with two posts.

      From The Verge:

      The Surface Pro X seems like just a spec bump, so there isn’t too much interesting there. But the Surface Laptop Go is interesting. The base model is absolute garbage (4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of EMMC storage) but the other models are somewhat decent.

      The overall design of the Surface products is really striking. I honestly think they look much more modern and clean than Apple’s laptops. I also really love that they are offering colors. I wish Apple would offer more colors than just gray, silver and pink/gold on their laptops.

      9 votes