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It used to be that Microsoft was the evil empire, and Apple the scrappy underdog.

Now the roles are reversed, and Microsoft is challenging a dominant Apple, which has staked its claim as the leader of the sizzling mobile sector for tablets and smartphones, as well as the biggest seller of digital music.

Microsoft, still the biggest force in the PC market with its Windows operating system, is making a new, belated effort on Apple's turf.

The Redmond, Washington-based giant has launched its own branded Surface tablet with prices and specifications similar to those of the iPad, and a new Windows 8 operating system designed for tablets.

Microsoft also is making an aggressive push in mobile phones with its Windows Phone 8 platform being used by Nokia, Samsung, HTC and others.

And it has created its own music service as an alternative to Apple's iTunes, with 30 million songs and additional features offered by Internet radio operators.

The article talks about alot of things we already know about, but does a nice job of highlighting the spectrum of challenges that Microsoft has to overcome and the many different ways that they're taking on Apple.
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The article talks about alot of things we already know about, but does a nice job of highlighting the spectrum of challenges that Microsoft has to overcome and the many different ways that they're taking on Apple.

I'm just curious if Microsoft's more power user take on the tablet will be able to pull in consumers versus Apple's "lets app-ititze everything" approach.

Edit: I just realized I am a folding millionaire. smile.gif
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All the best Microsoft
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Nip Apple's heals, Microsoft. Then chew on their lower extremities, then sink your poisonous fangs into that demon company and do the world a favor by eliminating them.
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Now that Microsoft is taking on the underdog role, I guess that makes them the lesser of two evils.
    
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I could see many users getting rid of their laptops/netbooks/ultrabooks for Windows 8 Pro tablets. The Core i5 3317U brings laptop performance to a tablet a long with decent graphics. I can't wait to see AMD's upcoming APU in Windows 8 Pro tablets! Microsoft's implication of DirectX in Windows Phone 8 may turn gamers to Windows Phone.
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I could see many users getting rid of their laptops/netbooks/ultrabooks for Windows 8 Pro tablets. The Core i5 3317U brings laptop performance to a tablet a long with decent graphics. I can't wait to see AMD's upcoming APU in Windows 8 Pro tablets! Microsoft's implication of DirectX in Windows Phone 8 may turn gamers to Windows Phone.

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