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Where is Windows heading?

  1. #41


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    Quote Originally Posted by BillWindows View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    I smell rats. Wherever they are heading, they want to get more money from us and a more even cash flow. And they want to make sure we are locked in with their stuff. Then they can really milk us.

    As Jimbo says, it's time to get out the Linux text books. I am busy producing Linux tutorials to help make us more independent.
    The Sky is Falling, the Sky is Falling.
    The sky is not fallling. But we don't want to get dragged into a trap.

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  2. #42


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    It's sad to see how the ability to discuss things intelligently, completely eludes some people.
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  3. #43


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    It's sad to see how the ability to discuss things intelligently, completely eludes some people.
    Well considering this whole story is a joke, I agree, you made this about Where is windows heading, when in actual fact you were just rubbishing MS for trying to rip of Australians, when the story is about 3 companies.

    EVERY company in Australia is trying to rip off Australians, had you ever been overseas you'd know that, but no you had to make it out to be just Microsoft.
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  4. #44


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    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by BillWindows View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    I smell rats. Wherever they are heading, they want to get more money from us and a more even cash flow. And they want to make sure we are locked in with their stuff. Then they can really milk us.

    As Jimbo says, it's time to get out the Linux text books. I am busy producing Linux tutorials to help make us more independent.
    The Sky is Falling, the Sky is Falling.
    The sky is not fallling. But we don't want to get dragged into a trap.
    Look whs I think you get a bit carried away at times, I think you listen to Ray8 too much. If Microsoft was such a ripoff company surely 92% of the world wouldn't have fallen prey to it. On the other hand we have Apple with just 7% market share in PCs, a company that is beloved by the masses, why do you think that is.

    I think before everyone starts panicking lets just see what evolves, but in the meantime keep a couple of copies of Mint under your bed just in case.
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  5. #45


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    I don't think I get carried away and I don't have to follow anybody. I have lived in these circles for a long time and know the game inside out. The successs of MS is due to the fact that PCs are bundled with Windows. Unbundle the hardware from the Operating Systems and the numbers would look very different.
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  6. #46


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    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    I don't think I get carried away and I don't have to follow anybody. I have lived in these circles for a long time and know the game inside out. The successs of MS is due to the fact that PCs are bundled with Windows. Unbundle the hardware from the Operating Systems and the numbers would look very different.
    No it wouldn't, they tried it with Linux, it didn't work, and that's a free operating system. If you unbundled the OS from the Hardware the only people buying computers would be people like me and you and other techies.
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  7. #47


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    Quote Originally Posted by BillWindows View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    I don't think I get carried away and I don't have to follow anybody. I have lived in these circles for a long time and know the game inside out. The successs of MS is due to the fact that PCs are bundled with Windows. Unbundle the hardware from the Operating Systems and the numbers would look very different.
    No it wouldn't, they tried it with Linux, it didn't work, and that's a free operating system. If you unbundled the OS from the Hardware the only people buying computers would be people like me and you and other techies.
    That would be a different scenario. The hardware companies deliver the boxes and the software guys the OS. Then you have system integrators that put the two together. I think a lot of people would opt for Linux if they could save a couple of hundred bucks. And it would give an incentive to the Linux crowd to get organized.

    And people like you and me would buy the bare bone boxes and integrate ourselves.
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  8. #48


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    You are misunderstanding the point.

    If all hardware came without an os bundled, the picture would be very different.


    Quote Originally Posted by BillWindows View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    I don't think I get carried away and I don't have to follow anybody. I have lived in these circles for a long time and know the game inside out. The successs of MS is due to the fact that PCs are bundled with Windows. Unbundle the hardware from the Operating Systems and the numbers would look very different.
    No it wouldn't, they tried it with Linux, it didn't work, and that's a free operating system. If you unbundled the OS from the Hardware the only people buying computers would be people like me and you and other techies.
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  9. #49


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    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by BillWindows View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    I don't think I get carried away and I don't have to follow anybody. I have lived in these circles for a long time and know the game inside out. The successs of MS is due to the fact that PCs are bundled with Windows. Unbundle the hardware from the Operating Systems and the numbers would look very different.
    No it wouldn't, they tried it with Linux, it didn't work, and that's a free operating system. If you unbundled the OS from the Hardware the only people buying computers would be people like me and you and other techies.
    That would be a different scenario. The hardware companies deliver the boxes and the software guys the OS. Then you have system integrators that put the two together. I think a lot of people would opt for Linux if they could save a couple of hundred bucks. And it would give an incentive to the Linux crowd to get organized.

    And people like you and me would buy the bare bone boxes and integrate ourselves.
    I don't think you'd save a couple of hundred at the moment, PCs in Australia are dirt cheap(for Australia) at the moment. There are Windows 8 laptops at under $400 at the moment admittedly not the fastest lappies on the block but good enough for some.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    You are misunderstanding the point.

    If all hardware came without an os bundled, the picture would be very different.


    Quote Originally Posted by BillWindows View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    I don't think I get carried away and I don't have to follow anybody. I have lived in these circles for a long time and know the game inside out. The successs of MS is due to the fact that PCs are bundled with Windows. Unbundle the hardware from the Operating Systems and the numbers would look very different.
    No it wouldn't, they tried it with Linux, it didn't work, and that's a free operating system. If you unbundled the OS from the Hardware the only people buying computers would be people like me and you and other techies.
    I'm not too sure about that, I think the way it is now is the best and its also why I want Microsoft to succeed. With computers you need some kind of similarity especially when networking it just makes the whole thing easier.

    The problem with Linux is that they're all different forks and have different ways of working, not exactly what the masses are looking for.
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