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[2]: Comment by ilovebeer
by ilovebeer on Sat 3rd Mar 2012 22:34 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by ilovebeer"
ilovebeer
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Marginal costs aren't really an opinion so much as an economic principal. You should agree that after a certain point, software development costs stop growing in proportion to market size, right? If so, then you actually agree with the point being made. I hadn't denied that sales/marketing/other costs will continue to go up - they probably overtake development costs by a wide margin even.

Development costs continue as long as a product is being supported and not EOL. And again, it's foolish to cherry pick only those aspects which you _think_ count, and then claim the cost is $0 from then on when in reality that is simply not true. You can not make an accurate analysis of the whole picture by limiting yourself to only a small portion.

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