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Windows with Bing restricted to screens under 14 inches

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    Windows with Bing restricted to screens under 14 inches


    Windows with Bing, the low-cost option designed for OEMs to push more devices, is reportedly getting the chop, less than one year after launch.

    Microsoft launched the Windows with Bing program in response to the low-cost Chromebooks that were suddenly stealing marketshare. The program allowed OEMs to essentially license Windows for free, and cut down on the price of devices to compete with Chromebook offerings.

    However, it looks like the response was a bit overblown compared to the actual threat, and The Register reports that Windows with Bing will be restricted to devices with screens under 14 inches, starting next month.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Windows with Bing, the low-cost option designed for OEMs to push more devices, is reportedly getting the chop, less than one year after launch.

    Microsoft launched the Windows with Bing program in response to the low-cost Chromebooks that were suddenly stealing marketshare. The program allowed OEMs to essentially license Windows for free, and cut down on the price of devices to compete with Chromebook offerings.

    However, it looks like the response was a bit overblown compared to the actual threat, and The Register reports that Windows with Bing will be restricted to devices with screens under 14 inches, starting next month.
    Read more: Windows with Bing reportedly getting restricted to screens under 14 inches

    Wasn't it b4 Win was FREE for 9 inches or smaller? Now they giving it away for much larger screen sizes up to 13.999999999999 inches. Talk about less perceived threat from Chromebooks... Tell you guys what, personally for me, Intel + MS will be dead after my next laptop. Intel, I hated 2.4GHz radiation and now you guys want 60GHz with your WiGig. Forget it, I've always preferred wired and thought 2.4GHz was a bit too much, and 5GHz was pushing it, but 60GHz, sheesh. And Microsoft, it's all been downhill right after XP. I will tolerate 7 on a Haswell or Broadwell though, but that's about it for me....

    Assume I'm still around 20 years later, my next next laptop (20 years from now; my next one will be right b4 they introduce WiGig) will either have another low frequency wireless tech, or still on 2.4GHz, not this insane 60GHz shite, and the operating system will be one that is free of DRM and comparable in performance to today's Windows XP, possibly made by another company b/c my relationship with Wintel will be terminated later this year, ie. no more hardware and accompanying OS until the above conditions are met, which is unlikely b/c you can't just buy the laptop and throw out the WiGig card b/c it will be built right into the CPU...
    Last edited by eatup; 11 Feb 2015 at 15:38.
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Windows with Bing restricted to screens under 14 inches
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