Linked by Smith Johnson on Thu 27th Sep 2007 15:22 UTC
Windows According to at least one blogger, Microsoft should abandon Vista before it's too late. It would appear he's not alone in this opinion, as Microsoft has begun allowing users to downgrade back to XP. Amongst the reasons? Poor sales figures and shoddy Vista "Extras".
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RE[2]: yes
by Coral Snake on Sat 29th Sep 2007 05:05 UTC in reply to "RE: yes"
Coral Snake
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Just two things wrong with your idea.

1. It will speed up the final mass move to Linux OpenSolaris and Mac.

The people at Ubuntu, Mandriva, SuSE, Red Hat, Apple, Sun Microsystems, IBM, etc. CAN HARDLY WAIT for Micro$oft to start charging rent for Windows and Office.

2. Rent would leave Micro$oft open to government regulation as a "natural" monopoly like electric and water companies and that is the LAST thing they want.

Actually I think the only way for Micro$oft to continue as a viable business would be to give up the OS monopoly and OPEN SOURCE WINDOWS XP (and dump Vista entirely) while keeping the Office and other money producing monopolies it owns.

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