Linked by Adam S on Thu 21st Aug 2008 13:13 UTC
Windows Steven Sinofsky, who oversees Windows 7 development, has really committed to keeping us in the loop on the new Engineering Windows 7 blog. In today's post, "Measuring the Scale of a Release," he discusses whether or not Windows 7 will be a "major" or "minor" release. It's a pretty good piece that really makes some good points. Read on for our perspective.
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RE: Comment by Hakime
by tomcat on Sat 23rd Aug 2008 18:12 UTC in reply to "Comment by Hakime"
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But if you prefer to buy cheap, poorly designed computers with bad quality, it's fine, no problem with that, you are free to do that. Or maybe you can't just afford higher quality products, this is totally understandable. But the point is that get your fact right!!

Quality is a highly subjective criterion, and it needs to be balanced by other factors, such as cost, usefulness, availability, customer needs, etc. For example, my Mom doesn't need a $2000 laptop. Nor a $1099 laptop. When a $500 laptop will do. She primarily does email, manages recipes, browses the Web, and listens to her music collection. Considering that the average laptop lasts between 3-4 years, the economics just don't make sense, and I think that that is what has held back Mac market share. Apple likes high profit margins. That's fine. They made their choice. But they (and you) can't expect people to blindly swallow their definition of quality without considering other important factors.

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