Wall Street Journal: Battling Google, Microsoft Changes How It Builds Software

“Jim Allchin, a senior Microsoft Corp. executive, walked into
Bill Gates’s office here one day in July last year to deliver a
bombshell about the next generation of Microsoft Windows.

“‘It’s not going to work,’ Mr. Allchin says he told the
Microsoft chairman. The new version, code-named Longhorn, was so
complex its writers would never be able to make it run

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