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Leak hints Microsoft will recant 'make-them-eat-Metro' strategy for Windows 8

Gregg Keizer | Feb. 3, 2014
'Milestone in the proof that the strategy didn't work,' says analyst of possibility that Microsoft will skip the Start screen by default in pending Windows 8.1 update.

"We think we've got it right," said Ballmer in a September 2011 meeting with financial analysts. "We think the formula that says that you bring the best of the tablets and the best of the PC together, that you embrace the cloud, you embrace emerging HTML standards, is exactly right."

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