Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 22nd Dec 2008 22:26 UTC, submitted by rexstuff
Windows Windows Vista has been out and about for a while now, and it has already been updated with a service pack, with a second service pack on its way. Vista's successor, Windows 7, is also getting closer and closer to release, but despite all that, Windows XP is still going strong, and demand for the operating system remains high. Because of that, Microsoft has yet again extended Windows XP's lifetime for OEMs and resellers.
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Comment by Kroc
by Kroc on Mon 22nd Dec 2008 22:39 UTC
Kroc
Member since:
2005-11-10

Don’t worry, I’m sure Microsoft can mess 7 up with too many versions, hair-brained licencing schemes, activation/drm hoops to jump through and a ridiculous price ;)

Whenever I think of marketing, I remember the Dilbert episode where he gets a job at a successful company that has no marketing department and, by mistake, introduces them to the concept of marketing. The company then falls apart and burns to the ground in a mass of chaos.

Edited 2008-12-22 22:42 UTC

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RE: Comment by Kroc
by poundsmack on Mon 22nd Dec 2008 22:52 in reply to "Comment by Kroc"
poundsmack Member since:
2005-07-13

haha i love that episode. that one and the shrowd of wally are 2 of my favorites.

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RE: Comment by Kroc
by darknexus on Mon 22nd Dec 2008 22:55 in reply to "Comment by Kroc"
darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

Oh, they certainly could mess up 7. I'm hoping they don't, and that the Vista experience made them actually take a look at their marketing department. By all accounts, 7 is shaping up to be a very nice release, but even the best releases can be destroyed through mismanagement and hype and that goes for any company, not just Microsoft.

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RE[2]: Comment by Kroc
by Kroc on Mon 22nd Dec 2008 22:57 in reply to "RE: Comment by Kroc"
Kroc Member since:
2005-11-10

I just want one version for £90 with no activation.

Can you see why I’m a Mac user? ;)

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RE[2]: Comment by Kroc
by poundsmack on Mon 22nd Dec 2008 22:58 in reply to "RE: Comment by Kroc"
poundsmack Member since:
2005-07-13

don't worry about 7. as long as they include direct x11 and dont stray frmo the path they are on now its going to be a nice solid release. like really solid.

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RE: Comment by Kroc
by unclefester on Mon 22nd Dec 2008 23:12 in reply to "Comment by Kroc"
unclefester Member since:
2007-01-13

The Australian Pepsi bottling licensee never advertise and has no marketing department. They simply sell Pepsi at a lower price than Coke - mostly through supermarkets. It seems to work well.

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