tillerman35: Step 1: Alienate your developer base: First, they semi-announced that Silverlight was dead, then implied that WPF would be Metro-only. Then they announced no plug-ins on Metro UI browsers. Finally, it got out that they were implementing the UI as a walled garden. My reaction, and the reaction of literally THOUSANDS of developers with projects in the pipeline was to screech to a halt and reconsider whether or not Microsoft was viable platform for upcoming products. And the answer is "NO." Oh, they backpedaled on the "death of Silverlight" statement, but can we really trust them? Again, "NO."Step 2: Alienate your user base: Create what will go down in history as the crappiest UI ever created (except maybe for iOS, but it's a tough call). Then push an underpowered poorly manufactured tablet to run it on while simultaneous ignoring the needs of the people who USED (note the past tense) to buy your products- the desktop users.Step 3: ??? (Seriously- ??? What could you possibly do to screw up further, Microsoft?)Step 4: Profit. (Or not).
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