Linked by Eugenia Loli on Tue 15th Nov 2005 06:14 UTC, submitted by Anon_Poster
Microsoft Even as Microsoft readies a host of new ad-supported online services to battle rivals, the software maker has been mulling a plan to offer free, ad-supported versions of some of its desktop products, CNET has learned.
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RE[3]: Same old jibes
by japail on Wed 16th Nov 2005 02:57 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Same old jibes"
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Some people can't switch because the software they use doesn't exist on other platforms without relying on virtualization to use Windows to run it. Others don't switch because their experience with Microsoft has been pleasant enough and what they use it for isn't broken and thus doesn't need fixing. Others don't switch because Microsoft products aren't bad enough to warrant the cost of switching. That is to say that inertia is one of the reasons, and there are probably still reasons other than what I have enumerated still to be stated.

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