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Re: Microsoft Can't Make Money from Windows Anymore

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____/ Chris Ahlstrom on Sunday 02 November 2008 15:23 : \____

> After takin' a swig o' grog, Peter Köhlmann belched out
>   this bit o' wisdom:
>> The racist, liar and software thief Gary Stewart (flatfish) nymshifted:
>>> On Sun, 02 Nov 2008 11:57:41 +0000, Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>>>> ?I?ve Heard Creditable Reports of Microsoft Offering XP at No Cost to
>>>> OEMs?
>>>>                                 --Mark Shutttleworth, last week
>>> Looks like Shutteworth hears the same voices in his head that you do
>>> Schestowitz.
>>> What is it about You Linux loons always seeming to "hear something" but
>>> yet never seem to offer any proof other than ranting and raving that goes
>>> on in radical loony bins like Groklaw or some kids blog.
>> What is it about You wintendo retards "getting emails from reliable sources"
>> but yet never seem to offer any proof
>    September 21, 2007
>    A Microsoft representative confirmed there were changes made over the
>    summer to make it easier for customers to downgrade to XP. Under
>    Microsoft's licensing terms for Vista, buyers of Vista Business and Vista
>    Ultimate Edition have always had the right to downgrade to XP, but in
>    practice this could be challenging.
> Anyway, happy news from Shuttleworth:
>    It's also worth noting that on the same day that Shuttleworth was saying
>    that the selling of "desktop bits" was no longer a successful business
>    model for Microsoft, Microsoft chief software architect Ray Ozzie was
>    announcing Azure a services-based cloud operating environment. Azure,
>    which will compete with Amazon's EC2 (Elastic Compute Cloud), won't be a
>    product, its resources will be sold as a service.
>    Funny that. It makes me think, yet again, that the smartest man in the
>    open-source business world might well be Shuttleworth.
> That's it.  Even Microsoft is recognizing that the desktop is becoming
> commodity software.

It can't keep up with Free software in this way. It needs income and Office is
under similar threat of margins going slim, primarily due to SaaS and F/OSS.

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