Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 6th Apr 2008 09:38 UTC, submitted by Francis Kuntz
Windows Ars analyses the concept of a modular Windows, and concludes: "Modularization - and the discriminatory pricing it permits - might appeal to accountants and economists. But it is bad for consumers, bad for Windows, and ultimately, bad for Microsoft. A modularized Windows, or worse still, a modularized subscription-based Windows, undermines the purpose and value of the Windows OS. If it comes to pass it will surely sound the death knell of the entire Windows platform."
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RE: One can only hope...
by holywood on Mon 7th Apr 2008 17:20 UTC in reply to "One can only hope..."
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Ok so I don't really hope the Windows platform goes away completely. There should always be competition.

You said it. I wouldn't want to see Linux, BSD, Solaris or whatever taking 95% of the marketshare.

You can argue that these OS are free software, but you get the point.

Having at least 3 majors OS to force interoperability would result in free as in speech standards.

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