[News] [Rival] New Miserable Ways to Make Money from Windows... by Making Vista Suck

[News] [Rival] New Miserable Ways to Make Money from Windows... by Making Vista Suck

Post by Roy Schest » Fri, 20 Feb 2009 11:33:14


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Next, Microsoft Will Release An Even Worse Operating System To Jack Up The
Prices On Vista...

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| The launch of Vista has been a massive disappointment for the company, not a
| part of a nefarious strategy to jack up the prices on XP.
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Texas Man Gets Prison Time for Software Piracy

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| A 24-year-old Texas man has been sentenced to 41 months in prison for selling
| counterfeit software on about 40 Web sites, the U.S. Department of Justice
| said.
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Days ago:

Vista Versus Money

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| Money, money, money; that's us.
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| Microsoft should understand that -- just as we understand why Microsoft has
| started to push Vista with arguments ranging from the sincere to the screwy.
| (No, Steve Ballmer, most users won't ask their boss why they can't get Vista
| at work this year; they just want to keep getting a paycheck this year.)
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Microsoft Denies It Profits From Vista-to-XP Downgrades

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| "Customers have been forced to purchase the most expensive version of
| [Windows XP] in order to 'downgrade' from the Windows Vista operating
| system," the complaint read.
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| That was the cause of some confusion last year, when Dell Inc. was accused of
| gouging customers by charging $150 to downgrade a new computer to XP. Dell,
| however, countered that although it did charge $20 to install XP on the
| machine, as well as to cover the cost of the additional media, the bulk --
| $120 of the $150 -- was the price of upgrading the PC from the standard Home
| Premium to the more expensive Business edition.
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