Linked by David Adams on Tue 30th Dec 2008 19:04 UTC, submitted by jeanmarc
Microsoft A recently-filed patent from Microsoft gives us a glimpse into a possible future strategy from the software giant, wherein people buy a computer, but only pay for that portion of the computer's performance and capabilities they actually use. There's a pretty detailed summary of the plan in a Cnet article that's worth a read. It actually sounds a lot like a "cloud computing" strategy for the consumer, and it all seems to make sense, until you start to really think about it.
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Is Microsoft TRYING to lose customers?
by tech10171968 on Tue 30th Dec 2008 20:35 UTC
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I was willing to take a look at Windows 7, just to see if Microsoft learned anything from the fiasco known as Vista.

I guess this ridiculous patent for which they're applying pretty much answers that question for me...

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