[News] [Rival] InfoWorld Slams Vista With Series of New Articles

[News] [Rival] InfoWorld Slams Vista With Series of New Articles

Post by Mark Ken » Wed, 19 Mar 2008 16:50:59


Roy Schestowitz < XXXX@XXXXX.COM > espoused:

Microsoft's business model is based on relicensing windows to everyone
every 1.5-3 years or so. "Saving" XP is not acceptable, since there
will be no further licensing revenue.

Perhaps the most likely possibility is that they'll start to charge for
"Service Packs", perhaps not much at first, but it could rise over time.

Whether they could ever be successful at stopping non-sanctioned copying
of the service packs is questionable, though.

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[News] [Rival] InfoWorld Slams Vista With Series of New Articles

Post by Matt » Wed, 19 Mar 2008 17:37:44


One thing we are going to see is MS beginning and continuing to license
XP on Eee, XO and similar low-cost diskless machines. Otherwise they
are completely locked out of that (significant) market for the next
couple years while they wait for CPU and Flash prices to drop low enough
to accommodate Vista. The will not miss that chance to lock millions of
people into their OS.