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Windows Summit Folded

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Summary: Another event of Microsoft is shelved online while the event in Redmond is cancelled

Times are tough for Windows as revenue declines and interest in the platform generally stagnates (especially when it comes to devices).



Many products from Microsoft are dying these days, the latest examples being Courier (more coverage in [1, 2, 3, 4, 5]) and Slate* (both are devices). Accordingly, picnics and other events get canceled (all sorts of other Microsoft events were called off last year).

Microsoft now cancels a Windows Summit, but in order to save face it feeds people with the illusion that online events are better than physical events. Here is Microsoft's spin (originating from Brandon LeBlanc, the same person who repeatedly lied about GNU/Linux market share and spoon-fed the press with those lies). It is becoming spin from The Register and spin from Ina Fried. Being Microsoft boosters, they are refusing to go beyond the spin and become more responsible or perhaps harsh investigators, instead just playing along with lies. ___ * According to the following news report, Slate lives on but without Windows (probably with Linux instead).

The site claims that HP could also be about to abandon Intel hardware. If both the OS and microprocessor go, the obvious conclusion is that HP is looking to use WebOS, a dedicated Smartphone platform it acquired as part of this week's surprise deal to buy Palm.

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