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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While he's at it...
by _txf_ on Fri 21st Nov 2008 02:36 UTC
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Why doesn't microsoft open source windows, fire all their devs and let the community decide the future of their operating system.

Or better yet, put a paypal donate button on their home page and installer. Pay their devs directly from that pot.


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