Ex-Palm Manager Michael Mace, “The iPad has made it abundantly clear, the Web is our future”
It is probably too early now to assess to Windows 8. The presentation of the new operating system on the technology conference “ D9,if not fascinating, we have determined the odd surprise. Michael Mace, former CCO and VP of Palm, speaks in a blog entry by a clever business strategy that Microsoft has pulled the sleeve out there.
The slow death of Windows
Since Microsoft Internet Explorer successfully thrown out from the market, Windows has been dealt with investment-technical rather neglected. In this regard, the success of the company was not entirely beneficial. It was so Mace, more and more of a legacy that the user dragged along to the next PC. More for convenience than for the reason that it was part of a new generation of PCs.
One could say that Windows was our past, the Web is our future.
All of this has made it abundantly clear iPad, says Mace.Although it can not be understood as a complete PC replacement, it has managed the tablet, to tear holes in notebook sales. A fact that Microsoft was supposed to cause some concern.
Bridging the Web
Lined with Windows 8, says Mace, the first sensible response to the challenges of the Internet on the table. In addition to the new user interface manages the new operating system of the bridge to the Web technologies and their integration with Windows and the application programming interfaces (Application Programming Interface, API).
The idea of the availability of Windows 8 is October 2012, but also with some questions. How Windows Web apps actually work? What APIs are there? The most important thing is that Microsoft does not occur on the site, because of stagnation, it would be found feeding on iPad, Android and Chrome.