Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 22nd May 2009 20:55 UTC
Windows Windows 7 Starter Edition, a sort of My First Operating System, always carried with it a massive braindead bug feature that limited the amount of applications you could simultaniously have open at just three. Yes, past tense, because someone over in Redmond apparently looked up and smelled the roses, and suggested removing this silly limitation. And so they did, according to Paul Thurrot.
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RE: Can we say "money grab"?
by poundsmack on Fri 22nd May 2009 22:49 UTC in reply to "Can we say "money grab"?"
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contrary to popular belief, Microsoft is not a stupid company and are fairly good at making money any way they can. that being said, they stick with aproaches that make them the most revenu with the least amount of effort. the multiple sku thing works for them. sure its anoying to us knowledgeable customers, but to the masses its fairly transparent.

That being said, marketing is either the first or the last thing in a company that gets tranformed when there is a shifting in economic tide. MS has changed their game a bit on the developer end being more more open about the OS and its developemnt and so on. But it comes as no suprise that their marketing and sales department do not share the same game plan and are still playing the, "milki the customer for all their worth" game. But, as vista and XP proved, it works for them (sadly) so until it stops working as a profitable marketing tacktic they willl likely just keep running with it.

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