Linked by Smith Johnson on Thu 27th Sep 2007 15:22 UTC
Windows According to at least one blogger, Microsoft should abandon Vista before it's too late. It would appear he's not alone in this opinion, as Microsoft has begun allowing users to downgrade back to XP. Amongst the reasons? Poor sales figures and shoddy Vista "Extras".
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RE[3]: yes
by Joe User on Thu 27th Sep 2007 22:02 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: yes"
Joe User
Member since:
2005-06-29

That's the fly in the ointment right there. For Microsoft it's not about making as much money; it's about making more money.

You didn't read the rest of my sentence:

I would charge monthly or yearly. I would be able to charge even a little bit more, no one would notice

You can definitely make more money with subscriptions (check out the quarterly results of Redhat).

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RE[4]: yes
by bornagainenguin on Fri 28th Sep 2007 00:49 in reply to "RE[3]: yes"
bornagainenguin Member since:
2005-08-07

You didn't read the rest of my sentence:

I would charge monthly or yearly. I would be able to charge even a little bit more, no one would notice


Because the next sentence is irrelevant.

If Microsoft ever goes to a subscription model (and the rest of us follow along like the fools we'd be,) Microsoft would be charging huge monthly or yearly fees.

Businesses have forgotten how to skin a mark, and in place they practice bleeding the customer dry, and fail to understand why he eventually runs out of money to pay them...

--bornagainpenguin

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