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: I hate Microsoft's products
by Alfman on Sat 3rd Mar 2012 05:02 UTC in reply to "I hate Microsoft's products"
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"They gimp their versions to get people to pay more. They design obsoletence into their software."

Yes, that's where they cross the line into unethical territory in my opinion. (Not saying that they're alone, mind you).

It's one thing to leave out features which are in the higher versions like VPN security and network file sharing. But to actually spend *more* R&D to deliberately make it *worse* than it would have been, that's distasteful.

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