Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 31st Jul 2009 12:13 UTC
Microsoft With Apple doing really, really well, and with Microsoft having its first sets of negative figures since the company's founding, Microsoft CEO points his arrows towards Cupertino. In a talk to members of the press and analyst community, Ballmer talked about Microsoft vs. Apple.
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Windows 7
by OSGuy on Fri 31st Jul 2009 12:52 UTC
OSGuy
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2006-01-01

Well MS is playing smart. It's the same logic as a little computer shop when they sell the same product half the price as the one at a big computer store because they have too many off them. If I want to get market share I'd rather sell more at a cheaper price than less at more expensive so I agree with Ballmer.

Something else: I believe the Windows 7 taskbar is actually based on the Windows 1.0's taskbar. See for yourself: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/dd942846.aspx

Don't get me wrong, by no means I am implying anything negative about Windows 7. It is just something that I found...

(Note that the 1.0 taskbar bears more resemblance to the Windows 7 taskbar than to the Windows Vista taskbar.)

This makes me think, did Apple copy Windows 1.0 when they created the dock or was there a dock on NeXT even before Windows 1.0?

Edited 2009-07-31 13:06 UTC

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RE: Windows 7
by Anim8me2 on Fri 31st Jul 2009 16:40 in reply to "Windows 7"
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2006-02-10

Market share is the wrong approach if your margins are too tight.

This is the problem with the current PC "race to the bottom"
90% of the market is worthless if your margins are 1% or less.

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