CNET told us about Windows Blue, which apparently fixes much of what's wrong with the current iterations of the Windows 8 desktop and mobile platforms. It's set to come out later in the year or something like that. We don't need details. Looking forward to another wholly uninspiring Microsoft offering should not be the focus. While I understand that companies regularly put out OS updates, this one, at least as presented in early media reports, sounds like little more than a do-over. Another Ballmer-led attempt to fit a round peg into a square hole. To salvage the dying PC industry via an arranged marriage between the desktop and mobile. This is 2013, Balms, arranged marriages tend not to fly. So Ballmer continues to oppress MSFT shareholders and the rest of us just dying to see a company other than Apple ( AAPL) bring something innovative to market. The need does not exist for an OS that melds the desktop and mobile. That loud flop we heard late last year -- the Microsoft Surface tablet -- pretty much proved the point. What makes this whole thing all the more sad is that Ballmer has the answer right in front of his face. It exists inside his own company, but I'm not sure Balms even knows that Microsoft makes Xbox. A marriage -- which, despite Ballmer missing the point or at least failing to execute, should have been love at first sight -- between Xbox and everything else Microsoft does makes perfect sense.
Tinker hard. Get all of your interns, innovative engineers and marketing people on the task of finding a way to make the connection between this really great gaming/entertainment platform and Windows 8, Office and tablet/smsartphone-based mobile. Instead Microsoft will stay a losing course, gets its bum handed to it by Intel ( INTC) in the living room and, sooner or later, start to bleed what once looked like an endless pile of cash. Follow @rocco_thestreet -- Written by Rocco Pendola in Santa Monica, Calif.