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Microsoft Said to Cut Windows Price 70% to Counter Rivals
« on: February 23, 2014, 09:01:21 am »
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-02-22/microsoft-said-to-cut-windows-price-70-to-counter-rivals.html

yeah I got excited too, but its only for manufacturers of low cost machines

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Manufacturers will be charged $15 to license Windows 8.1 and preinstall it on devices that retail for less than $250, instead of the usual fee of $50, said the people, who asked not to be named because the details aren’t public. The discount will apply to any products that meet the price limit, with no restrictions on the size or type of device, the people said.

Stronger competition from Apple Inc. (AAPL) and Google cut revenue last quarter at Microsoft’s devices and consumer licensing division, which includes Windows software, as the computer industry posted its biggest annual decline on record. By offering incentives for PC makers to sell cheaper models, Microsoft may be able to increase its share of the growing $80 billion tablet market and stave off Chromebooks, notebooks that run Google’s operating system.

Microsoft, which named Satya Nadella as chief executive officer earlier this month, is seeking to speed up development and introduction of new devices. It won’t require products that use the cheaper licensing to complete logo certification, a process that verifies hardware compatibility, one of the people said. Devices aren’t required to be touch-screen compatible, they said.

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Re: Microsoft Said to Cut Windows Price 70% to Counter Rivals
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2014, 12:43:43 pm »
still cant beat the 'free' of linux tho...

Re: Microsoft Said to Cut Windows Price 70% to Counter Rivals
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2014, 09:12:23 pm »
Yeah, true, but what you and I think doesn't matter so much as what joe sixpack thinks when he has to get his kid a cheap laptop for school

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Re: Microsoft Said to Cut Windows Price 70% to Counter Rivals
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2014, 02:15:10 am »
depends on which UI the kid likes ... chromebook with a straightforward UI priced about the same as windows 8s dual-head nightmare... microsoft still fails here as well... lowering the price doesnt fix the broken OS

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