Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 23rd Apr 2010 23:34 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems So, we have Microsoft slowly but surely trying to be a better citizen in the computing world - with the emphasis on trying. After years of dragging their feet, the company is finally implementing web standards in Internet Explorer, there's a boatload of interoperability information now, that sort of stuff. And then, just when you think they're starting to get it - they go behind our backs to do something incredibly insipid. It's small, you'll barely notice it, but dear lord, it's really, really annoying.
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RE: Okay, confused...
by waid0004 on Sat 24th Apr 2010 17:17 UTC in reply to "Okay, confused..."
waid0004
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2009-06-19

I believe one of the reasons Microsoft has OEMs in a stranglehold is because Microsoft will simply not give a discount on their OS to a rebellious OEM.

Suddenly, the OEM would be faced with paying hundreds of dollars per license to pre-install Windows. Most PC hardware already has extremely thin margins, OEMs simply cannot afford expensive licensing while remaining profitable.

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RE[2]: Okay, confused...
by righard on Sun 25th Apr 2010 07:37 in reply to "RE: Okay, confused..."
righard Member since:
2007-12-26

We life in a society where money is valued over morals. I don't like that at all.

Edited 2010-04-25 07:37 UTC

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RE[3]: Okay, confused...
by darknexus on Sun 25th Apr 2010 08:28 in reply to "RE[2]: Okay, confused..."
darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

We life in a society where money is valued over morals. I don't like that at all.

Yeah funny thing about that, everyone says they hate it... up until *they* get the money. Then it's suddenly ok. We're creatures of convenience, and everyone has a price, just look at government or other wealthy people. I don't see them clambering for change, even when they once did before they were at the top.
But how'd we get on this topic?

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