Microsoft CEO Ballmer on the digital home: ‘There is no way that you can get there with Apple’

“Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said at a press briefing in London that consumer take-up of digital technology in the home is at a ‘tipping point’, which could lead to a dramatic increase in sales for converged devices that integrate video, audio and computer technology,” Michael Parsons reports for ZDNet UK. “There are of course no prizes for guessing Ballmer

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  1. If you read the article: I can see why Microsoft is working on this in the European market first, Apple has less of a foothold there. Ohhh, Mircosoft and the word ‘easy’? I only see those two words in the same sentence when accompanied by “getting a virus or malware.” Ok, and about his kid putting his music where he wants it? iTMS…put it on your computer, and 4 others, stream it to your stereo, iPod, CD, in your car, etc! I only see Microsoft good for getting viruses on every Win-based electronic in the house.

    Apple can get the job done RIGHT if they want to stick their head in that market while taking the risk of losing their head in the process, but if they pull what they did with iTMS they could pull a nice winning streak. Go, Apple Go!

    First post?

  2. DEVELOPERS! DEVELOPERS! DEVELOPERS! DEVELOPERS! DEVELOPERS! DEVELOPERS! DEVELOPERS! DEVELOPERS! DEVELOPERS! DEVELOPERS! DEVELOPERS! DEVELOPERS! DEVELOPERS! DEVELOPERS! DEVELOPERS!
    what a loser.

  3. digital media has a fine home on the mac, maybe windows too, but im not sure why you would say that you just cant get there on the mac. because you can, and people do

    oh i cant wait for that “device.” can you imagine it? we can listen to music wherever we go, even movies, and photos too!

    oh wait my phone does that already

  4. “The critical mass has to come from the PC, or a next-generation video device”

    Isn’t the G5 the next generation video device? Please correct me if i’m wrong-

    -paul

  5. From the ‘dancing Ballmer’ video:
    “i love this company…yeahhhhhhhh!’

    pffft.
    can you say ‘i love patching windows…yeahhhhhhh!’

    i sure can.

    Z

  6. Fathead Ballmer is clueless. People don’t want a Microsoft “solution” in their homes. The only reason a huge percentage of consumers has Windows at home is because they believe they have to have it “for work,” “compatibility,” or whatever other non-reason people force themselves to believe. The only Media Center PCs that have been purchased have been by Gates’ family members.

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