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[3]: Grasping at straws...
by Adurbe on Fri 21st Nov 2008 16:45 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Grasping at straws..."
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Its 'catch up' in the respect it included tabs, rss and security :-p

IE7 is good enough that many people done HAVE to switch to firefox or anything else

My point was really that Microsoft only inovate when they have competion and 'something to beat'

IE 6 is an example, in my opinion, of a product that was allowed to stagnate because of the lack of anything credible to compete against at the time

Remember that firefox (Phoenix) wasnt even yet around when ie 6 came out and netscape were basically dead

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