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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RE[6]: Grasping at straws...
by StaubSaugerNZ on Sun 23rd Nov 2008 02:43 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Grasping at straws..."
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Early adopters are not, and never have been, MS's core target audience.

True. However the earlier poster's assertion that there was nothing usable before Phoenix, which is untrue (early adopters saw some merit in Mozilla).

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