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NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Microsoft is staging a comeback -- and, unlikely as this sounds, it's one Apple and Google should be worried about.
Microsoft's recipe relies on three key ingredients: Windows, Windows Phone and Xbox. The secret sauce, which features a dash of Bing and SkyDrive, is still simmering. But Microsoft is nothing if not patient, and it thinks its trio of core consumer products will blend together in the next few years to form a major new ecosystem.

Your office desktop will probably still have a monitor, a mouse and a keyboard, but those are just accessories. As mobile devices get better and faster, they're taking over more of our computing tasks. Soon, a smartphone -- or a tablet -- could be your central device. Plug it into your desktop dock in the morning, then take it with you at night, and you'll have have an extremely portable, all-in-one computer.
That's the world for which Microsoft is building Windows 8. It can run everything from a touchscreen app like Angry Birds to resource-intensive software such as 3-D games and video editing tools. That sounds simple, but it's an all-in-one approach Microsoft's rivals have chosen not to pursue.

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If Windows 8 have a Xbox compatibility, microsoft wins.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AyeFcldavTk

A little "late" there MS. But hey if it works out to be more than the pathetic "OSes" on fad-pads and "smartphones" that exist right now it will be welcomed.
     
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If Windows 8 have a Xbox compatibility, microsoft wins.

That would be pretty amazing really. If you could run xbox titles on your PC, cha ching for MS.
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The only time I am buying into the tablet market is when I can be able to enlarge the screen to as much as I need to and be able to play BF3 at ultra, if that doesn't happen then I am not touching those worthless tablets.
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well google is 1/2 the way there. MS has Bing, windows, smartphones, and xbox. Google just need to throw around some million to create there own OS(maybe a desktop version of android, which they kind of already have) and a gaming console. Easily just call the console "The Google", and that would be that
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Good luck, all the power to ya.
 
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The only time I am buying into the tablet market is when I can be able to enlarge the screen to as much as I need to and be able to play BF3 at ultra, if that doesn't happen then I am not touching those worthless tablets.

Thank god. I am not the only one who thinks tablets are useless.
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Well, Microsoft have started to advertise internet explorer on prime time tv here in the uk.....Things must be getting bad for them if you have to advertise a program that comes pre-bundled with the most popular OS in the world. doh.gif

good luck to you Microsoft, but unfortunately my moneys on the other team (google)
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Quote:
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If Windows 8 have a Xbox compatibility, microsoft wins.

This.
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