Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 18th Oct 2012 11:58 UTC, submitted by lucas_maximus
Windows "This may be a good sign for Microsoft: a little over a day after putting its new Surface RT tablet up for pre-order, the entry-level $499 version of the tablet has sold out. Its estimated shipping time has slipped from October 26, Windows 8's release date, to a more nebulous 'within three weeks'." We'll see. Wouldn't be the first time a company artificially keeps supply short to generate 'sold-out' hype.
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Evidently...
by gfolkert on Thu 18th Oct 2012 19:00 UTC in reply to "Comment by lucas_maximus"
gfolkert
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2008-12-15

"Wouldn't be the first time a company artificially keeps supply short to generate 'sold-out' hype.


If the surface does well ... then everyone will be claiming that Microsoft abused their monopoly position.
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Evidently, you've not been around more than 4 years in the industry.

Microsoft can't help themselves to NOT use it.

Sorry, you are just being intentionally naive.

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RE: Evidently...
by lucas_maximus on Thu 18th Oct 2012 19:29 in reply to "Evidently..."
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

Evidently, you've not been around more than 4 years in the industry.

Microsoft can't help themselves to NOT use it.

Sorry, you are just being intentionally naive.


No I was making a statement about how FOSS advocates change the goalposts when Linux doesn't do well on consumer computing devices such as laptops and desktops.

I don't care if Microsoft leverage their monopoly ... I worked with proper vendor lock-in (bespoke closed source applications by a third party that would do as little work as possible) and anything Microsoft do is no where near as bad as what I have experienced.

Do us a favour and spend 3 months coding in a html text box and the the System not giving you any feedback whether you have or have not done something correctly ... and then complain about their monopoly.

Edited 2012-10-18 19:31 UTC

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