Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 23rd Apr 2010 23:34 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems So, we have Microsoft slowly but surely trying to be a better citizen in the computing world - with the emphasis on trying. After years of dragging their feet, the company is finally implementing web standards in Internet Explorer, there's a boatload of interoperability information now, that sort of stuff. And then, just when you think they're starting to get it - they go behind our backs to do something incredibly insipid. It's small, you'll barely notice it, but dear lord, it's really, really annoying.
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RE: Okay, confused...
by waid0004 on Sat 24th Apr 2010 17:17 UTC in reply to "Okay, confused..."
waid0004
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2009-06-19

I believe one of the reasons Microsoft has OEMs in a stranglehold is because Microsoft will simply not give a discount on their OS to a rebellious OEM.

Suddenly, the OEM would be faced with paying hundreds of dollars per license to pre-install Windows. Most PC hardware already has extremely thin margins, OEMs simply cannot afford expensive licensing while remaining profitable.

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