FORTUNE -- Nobody is calling iOS 7 the new Vista.
Most tech reporters, to their credit, simply noted the comic irony that some iPhone 5S owners -- including your's truly -- are experiencing Apple's version of Windows' BSoD.
Now let's see how long it takes Apple's engineers to fix it.
No one questions CEO Steve Ballmer's drive or intentions - but is his devotion to the company and its Windows business hurting its ability to innovate?
By Gary Rivlin, contributor
It seemed a little like love when a blogger named The Paperboy got his hands on a secret device being developed inside Microsoft under the code name Courier. With its icon-rich user interface and multitouch, stylus-friendly screens, Courier represented "an astonishing take MOREMar 29, 2011 5:00 AM ET
Why would Symantec's CEO suggest that Macs are just as vulnerable as Windows PCs?
Maybe to sell more anti-viral software.
That's the only explanation I can give for Enrique Salem's performance in a video posted on CNNMoney Thursday entitled "Macs are no safer than PCs." (Video below the fold.)
Fortune's Adam Lashinsky asked Symantec's (SYMC) CEO several different ways whether a Mac was as likely to get attacked by malware as a MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Feb 17, 2011 2:40 PM ET
Generic PC users are happier than they were, but still not as happy as Apple's customers
The chart above, posted by my colleague David Goldman at CNNMoney early Tuesday, says it all.
The release of Microsoft (MSFT) Windows 7 helped undo some of the damage done by Vista, as measured by the American Customer Satisfaction Index's 16th annual survey of computer users. But Apple (AAPL) remains in the lead for the MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Sep 21, 2010 6:58 AM ET
Apple's antenna woes have descended to the level of late night comedy
It's hard to say which is more insulting, a top Microsoft (MSFT) executive comparing the iPhone 4 to Windows Vista or David Letterman using Apple's (AAPL) new phone as the launching pad for one of his Top 10 schticks.
But you can decide for yourself which is funnier.
Here's the Microsoft joke, delivered by COO Kevin Turner in his keynote to MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jul 14, 2010 6:28 PM ET
Four ways Microsoft will make it increasingly difficult to stick with Windows XP
When Microsoft (MSFT) launches Windows 7 next week, its biggest competitor -- especially in the multi-user enterprises that are its target market -- will not be Linux or Apple's (AAPL) Mac OS X, but Windows XP.
Eight years after its launch, and nearly three years after Microsoft began shipping Windows Vista (its putative successor), XP is still the operating MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Oct 16, 2009 7:05 AM ET
After the Vista debacle, Microsoft changed the way it makes software. The result – Windows 7 – is winning raves. Can a new operating system (and a new attitude) help the company take on Google?
With Microsoft's founder and chairman, Bill Gates, trotting the globe in a quest to abolish diseases, his handpicked successor, CEO Steve Ballmer, has had most of a decade to move the company beyond its two MOREJeffrey M. O'Brien - Oct 13, 2009 6:00 AM ET
I got a thoughtful message last week from Jim Neal, a retired advertising and PR guy who owns a little Apple (AAPL) stock and spends a lot of time following its ups and downs.
Lately he's been trying to make sense of Microsoft's (MSFT) Laptop Hunters TV ads -- the ones where ordinary Americans are given a budget and a wad of cash and set loose in a computer store to MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - May 17, 2009 9:18 AM ET
UPDATE: Microsoft's own tests find IE8 faster than Firefox. See links to pdfs here. Independent reports treat the company's tests somewhat skeptically. See here and here.
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I have not tested Internet Explorer 8 -- the new version of Microsoft's (MSFT) industry-leading Web browser, which was released here on Thursday. And since Microsoft has made it clear that it has no intention of writing a version for the Apple (AAPL) MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Mar 19, 2009 11:47 AM ET
Twenty three were nominated. Nine were selected as finalists. But only one could take home top prize in the first-ever Fiasco Awards ceremony, held Thursday night in Barcelona, Spain.
And the winner was ...
Microsoft's (MSFT) Windows Vista, garnering 5,222 of 6,043 votes (86%) registered via the Web. The successor to Windows XP was cited for being over-hyped, overly complex and riddled with incompatibilities.
A quirky, slightly tongue-in-cheek project of the Catalan Association MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Feb 28, 2009 12:36 PM ET
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