Linked by David Adams on Fri 2nd Mar 2012 15:55 UTC, submitted by sawboss
Windows By all early reports, Windows 8 is going to be a good operating system. Microsoft's hegemony may be crumbling in a mobile computing onslaught, but its core empire remains undimmed. However, whereas Windows 7 had three versions, Windows 8 will apparently be ballooning to 9 versions.
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The Reason for all these Versions
by benali72 on Tue 6th Mar 2012 05:34 UTC
benali72
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2008-05-03

Any company with a monopoly tries to segment its market to maximize revenue from each market segment. That's why MS has all these versions ... it's classic monopoly behavior.

MS was effectively granted a monopoly in the U.S. when they lost the court case in 2001, but the court failed to apply effective remedies.

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