Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 26th Jan 2009 17:46 UTC, submitted by Richard
Windows Let's combine the two most popular topics on the internet today into one: Windows 7 on netbooks. Microsoft has already confirmed that it will ship a version of Windows 7 designed for netbooks, the popular small laptops that appear to be the only bright spot in an otherwise abysmal PC industry climate. However, with various reports indicating that Windows 7 already runs fine on netbooks, this raises the question: what exactly is Microsoft planning?
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RE[3]: More edition bloat
by poundsmack on Mon 26th Jan 2009 21:46 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: More edition bloat"
poundsmack
Member since:
2005-07-13

from a marketing perspective having an "ultimate" version of ANY product is good. statisctics prove that... well, people are stupid and if teh name SOUNDS better people will often go for it. it happens all the time, i get users who wan to upgrade to the new version or _____________ (insert any app here) because it is either new, or because it sounds impressive by the name (this has no relivency to if they infact need it or if it would fit their needs).

example: ChrisComputing's custome fire wall (a rebranded version of Comodo's fire wall) was avalible on the site, it was downloaded only 21 times. The link on the site was later renamed to Chris Computing Security Firewall+ . It was downloaded 312 times, in a week.
Moral of the story: market hyping names to sell a product works, people fall for it, its just that simple.

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RE[4]: More edition bloat
by _txf_ on Mon 26th Jan 2009 21:53 in reply to "RE[3]: More edition bloat"
_txf_ Member since:
2008-03-17

absolutely.

I would, however, like prospective buyers to look at vista ultimate and not have the memory of a goldfish...

Edited 2009-01-26 21:54 UTC

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