Linked by David Adams on Fri 2nd Mar 2012 15:55 UTC, submitted by sawboss
Windows By all early reports, Windows 8 is going to be a good operating system. Microsoft's hegemony may be crumbling in a mobile computing onslaught, but its core empire remains undimmed. However, whereas Windows 7 had three versions, Windows 8 will apparently be ballooning to 9 versions.
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RE: Dun' matter.
by ilovebeer on Fri 2nd Mar 2012 17:16 UTC in reply to "Dun' matter."
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As much as I'd like them to offer one, singular version, I've never heard anyone outside of our geek circle give two shits about this.

Why on earth would they offer one singular version? First of all, they don't have customers with identical needs. For people who need less, why wouldn't you offer those people a trimmed down version at lower cost?

Second, why do you THINK companies provide multiple versions of what is essentially the same product? Because in business you provide customers willing to pay more, something to pay more for. This is not rocket science, it's common practice by countless companies around the world. Referring to it as "old tricks" is absurd. It amazes me how many people don't seem to understand for-profit business at all.

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