Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 21st Nov 2008 00:11 UTC, submitted by Moulinneuf
Windows Every now and then, an article pops up which argues that it would make sense for Microsoft to offer a free, ad-powered version of Windows. "We are all aware that Google is the king of online advertising. Microsoft has wanted to compete in that space forever, which is why giving away Windows 7 makes so much sense," Business Pundit argues, "Let's look at the numbers; Microsoft's operating systems are on 90% of the world's computers, or roughly one billion machines. That's penetration on a massive scale. Even Google has to be impressed." While these articles make some valid points, they rarely dive into the actual details.
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RE: Grasping at straws...
by Adurbe on Fri 21st Nov 2008 12:02 UTC in reply to "Grasping at straws..."
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Microsoft inovate and compete as well, if not better than any other company... until they win

Prime example of this was IE6 which was a very good browser when it was being developed. Netscape died and so did the need to develop it further.

Mozilla/Safari came along, started getting 'enough' market share and Microsoft started developing again. IE7 seemed to be 'catch up' and IE8 is looking to be a 'build a lead' release

I recon that once OSX and Linux start becoming a genuine threat to them windows development will go through the roof!

(arguably Vista was the 'catchup' release and 7 will be the 'build a lead' release)

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