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Re: Microsoft needs a help strategy

From: chrisv
Subject: Re: Microsoft needs a help strategy
Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2009 08:20:26 -0600

David Kastrup wrote:

>Microsoft definitely is hurting, but if you take a look at the
>deployment numbers, they don't manage to seriously push Vista in the
>field because business is using XP rather than Vista.  So it would
>appear that Microsoft managed to shoot itself in the foot quite without
>the help of Open Source.

Well, a 4X leap in hardware requirement, to "upgrade" from XP to
Visduh, and the benefit to business is what, exactly?  The change was
so extreme that it pretty-much necessitated a new machine, a fairly
stout one at that.  And after spending all this money, performance may
actually drop, compared to the older machine?!

I mean, that's a hard sell.  

It gets even worse with laptops, where power consumption becomes
really important.

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