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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the 0$ cost thing. I actually suggested cost + reasonable marketup versus cost + maximum margin. $0 cost per unit after development costs are paid back.. fair enough, I'll accept that this is an exaggeration. I will keep to the opinion that after development is paid off, the per unit cost is significantly lower then what the retail price remains at. The price of Win7 Ultimate is no where near the cost of stamping a disk, slapping it in packaging plus the ongoing maintenance and support it needs. And that's not even considering the support contract business they run along side it.

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