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 arpan on Sat 3rd Mar 2012 01:07 UTC in reply to "Dun' matter."
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And that is the problem. Almost everybody gets a computer with Home Premium, and they have no idea that there is any other version of Windows.

And then later they see a friend using a Mac and see all the cool features they are missing, and instead of upgrading to a higher specced version, they decide that next time they will get a Mac.

Basically, creating so many versions, and crippling the versions that a lot of people use, is damaging to the Windows Brand.

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