Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 5th Jul 2012 21:21 UTC
Windows Microsoft is continuing its efforts to simplify its product lines, and has cut the number of versions for the next release of Windows Server down from twelve to just four: Datacenter, Standard, Essentials, and Foundation. Pretty straightforward. Windows Home Server gets axed, but then again, I don't think anybody bought Windows Home Servers anyway.
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RE[7]: Strange arbitrary limits.
by zima on Thu 12th Jul 2012 23:55 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Strange arbitrary limits."
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> He knows more about those apps than you do, maybe the code is just so legacy it isn't worth porting or maintaining compared to the price of a rewrite. "

True, but did he get the right information from the right people? Did they do the comparison correctly? From what is shown in the thread, it's not likely.

>More conjecture. "

No. He explicitly stated it was a top-down decision made by the upper echelons of management.

It was just one of many scenarios. Just dismissing many other valid reasons given, as "not likely correct", is even worse than conjecture...

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