Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 21st Nov 2008 00:11 UTC, submitted by Moulinneuf
Windows Every now and then, an article pops up which argues that it would make sense for Microsoft to offer a free, ad-powered version of Windows. "We are all aware that Google is the king of online advertising. Microsoft has wanted to compete in that space forever, which is why giving away Windows 7 makes so much sense," Business Pundit argues, "Let's look at the numbers; Microsoft's operating systems are on 90% of the world's computers, or roughly one billion machines. That's penetration on a massive scale. Even Google has to be impressed." While these articles make some valid points, they rarely dive into the actual details.
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Antitrust is the reason....
by rdean400 on Fri 21st Nov 2008 00:54 UTC
rdean400
Member since:
2006-10-18

If Microsoft gives away Windows with the intent of harming Google, that will certainly, and legitimately, raise antitrust concerns.

Microsoft is drawing too much scrutiny nowadays to netscape Google.

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RE: Antitrust is the reason....
by frank on Mon 24th Nov 2008 02:38 in reply to "Antitrust is the reason...."
frank Member since:
2005-07-08

Google is already giving away their services and software, so MS is only reducing price to the market level.

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Johann Chua Member since:
2005-07-22

Um, Google relies on ad revenue and selling it's search services to large websites.

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