Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 27th Nov 2006 19:36 UTC
Windows "eWEEK Labs has been testing Microsoft Windows Vista builds for more than three years, and our evaluation of the final code shows that the new operating system is a significant improvement over its predecessor, Windows XP. What's more, with a raft of subsystem and driver model improvements, Microsoft has laid out in Vista a solid foundation for stability and usability gains in future Windows versions. For enterprises running XP on their desktops and notebooks, however, a Vista upgrade is no slam-dunk. While Vista's new UAC facilities can make it easier for companies to appropriately lock down their desktops, for instance, it's quite possible to run a well-managed shop of XP machines, either out of the box or with the aid of lockdown tools."
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RE[2]: Points to be made.....
by Soulbender on Tue 28th Nov 2006 08:41 UTC in reply to "RE: Points to be made....."
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"But windows usually bundles other's cash cows. When MS will bundle their own cash cow at no charge to provide a "better experience", that argument would hold water."

I really can't follow your argument here. MS bundles *other's* cash cows? I can't think of a single 3rd party "cash cow" that comes bundled with Windows.
What argument would hold water?

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RE[3]: Points to be made.....
by mksoft on Tue 28th Nov 2006 10:22 in reply to "RE[2]: Points to be made....."
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Media codecs,
Anti spyware,
Anti Virus

And remeber that there are various way to make money from the product in addition to direct payment (e.g: ads, licensing codecs to content producers, etc.).

Please see here:

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dylansmrjones Member since:

I think the OP meant "bundling applications equal to other's cash cows". If not, I'm at a loss of OP's intended message.

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