Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 16th Oct 2012 12:14 UTC
Windows After yesterday's TV advertisement, Microsoft finally unveiled the pricing for its Surface tablet - the ARM Windows RT version that is. The cheapest Surface - 32GB without touch cover - will set you back $499. They're aiming straight for iPad pricing here, ignoring the popular cheaper Android offerings. Update: only available in Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, the United Kingdom and the United States. As usual.
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RE[2]: Tipping point
by skpg on Wed 17th Oct 2012 08:52 UTC in reply to "RE: Tipping point"
skpg
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2012-09-21

Exactly ms doesn't really sell windows, they sell a license to use windows. That's how their monopoly rolls, the majority of ms profits comes from their oem deals selling licenses of windows and ms office.

All of this possible because of the copyright laws in software (the source of microsoft's monopoly). In other words ms is heavily dependent on the government's enforcement of ip law to obtain the majority of their profits.

Edited 2012-10-17 09:04 UTC

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