Chris Armstrong on Microsoft's Shift
the Intel powered versions of the Surface show us that Microsoft is terrified to move into the future too quickly. I can't see any reason to buy an expensive, overpowered and overheating version of the Surface.
I think he's hit the nail on the head here. Microsoft has always been protective of their cash cows - Windows and Office. They can't make a committed jump to Office in the cloud (Office 365), because they are terrified of cannibalizing one of their core businesses - all the while Google Docs continues to improve and gain ground. In this case, they are unable to see a future without Windows and the legacy apps Surface Pro will support. There's a reason why they're called "legacy" apps!
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