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Na primeira parte deste (inédito!) graffiare de duas partes o Roberto X falou da IBM. Que tal agora alguns palpites sobre a MS? Só para variar...

"If Microsoft really wanted to compete -- if they really wanted (or even knew how) to truly defend their turf, here is what they would do. They would throw away Vista and develop a new operating system, one that is simpler, lighter, and more secure -- an OS that would run on any machine now running Windows 2000 or XP. They would price it right, which is to say cheap ($49.95). The associated and trimmed-down version of Office would be priced the same ($49.95). The upgrade market is probably five times bigger than the OEM PC market, so Microsoft needs (but probably doesn't realize it) an OS that will run well on most of the PC installed base. It needs to set the pricing of the OS so that we'll run to the store to get it. Instead of designing products exclusively for new equipment, now it's time for Microsoft to focus on the installed base.

Remember, $49.95 is more than Microsoft gets for an OEM Windows license, and OEM sales will continue simply because computers die and need to be replaced. Microsoft COULD win both ways, but probably won't risk it."

Faz sentido. Mas se o Vista já tá sendo (maldosamente) chamado de XP-SP4, e como já existe um XP for $less people (aka Starter Edition), como se chamaria o (improvável) novo rebento? XP for Turtles (em homenagem ao Ballmer)? Ou Stubborn XP? XP Begins!!

Eu, particularmente, gostaria de ver um MS-LinuXp. Ou um MS-OSXp (powered by Jobs).

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