The M$ PC

Discussion in 'Community' started by drastik, Jul 11, 2002.

  1. drastik macrumors 6502a

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    I've heard stirrings that M$ is considering a move into the hardware market. Has anyone heard about this, or am I crazy? If they are, maybe they will shoot themselves in the foot.
     
  2. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    I too have heard rumors of this, I'm not quite sure if it is a good thing or a bad thing.
    On the one hand maybe it would help the OS, if, like apple m$ made both the hardware and the software the whole platform would be more stable.
    But then on the other they would be so powerfull (all that m$ cash backing it) that it would totally smuther the market.
     
  3. drastik thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    my thought is that M$ would be asking for more anti-trust action. I would not put it past them to limit Windows to M$ hardware, effectively crippiling all the other hardware makers. Apple does this, of course, you can't clone macs or X, but the eefect that M$ would have doing this is stronomical. Entire industries would be forced to buy exclusively from one dealer.
     
  4. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    ARGH! :eek: If m$ were to do as you have suggested (makeing winblows run ONLY on m$ hardware) they would take over the friggin world!

    :( :rolleyes: :eek: :confused:
     
  5. drastik thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I don't think they could get away with it. People would revolt, contracts would break and corporations would sue. The government isnt a hughe threat to M$, but somebody like MIcheal Dell, who has drive and swaets money, might be.
     
  6. mcrain macrumors 68000

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    I wouldn't mind seeing M$ stop selling versions of its OS for all computers, and only build its own machine. That would never happen, because it would effectively cut M$'s profits by an enormous amount.
     
  7. blackpeter macrumors 6502a

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    I would LOVE it if MS had the nerve to make it's own hardware. Dell, Gateway, Compaq, and all the huge computer powers would be feel totally dissed and have NO incentive to even try to ship with Windows on their boxes.
    The backlash might include the development of a 3rd major OS (possible developed by AOL/Netscape) to compete with Windows. The more OSes, the better, I say.
     
  8. AlphaTech macrumors 601

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    But there would be a revolt almost overnight when people got up in the morning only to find the BSOD everywhere... :eek: :D Billy-bob gates would be immediately, and publically, executed in the most horrific way possible... As he deserves. :eek: :D
     
  9. Quark macrumors regular

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    Wireless Networking.... M$ AirPoop

    Microsoft announced, today, that they are going into the Wireless networking hardware business.

    802.11b

    Quark
     
  10. Durandal7 macrumors 68040

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    Like all entities Microsoft will continue to expand until it implodes.
     
  11. Macmaniac macrumors 68040

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    Could you imagine a Dell, HP or Sony with OS X? That would be really cool and Apple would make billions off OS sales:) Only prob is getting intel to make the chip compatible with the mac OS. Lets all watch M$ shoot itself;)
     
  12. Grokgod macrumors 6502a

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  13. szark macrumors 68030

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    Have you seen the Microtel PCs?
     
  14. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Nice to see the company & retailer that made the splash for computers lacking the M$ tax expanding with Lindows.

    About the only retailer in the world that has a chance against M$ is Wal-Mart, after all they rake in about a billion $'s in sales every day and a half. :eek:

    Would be even nicer to see a retailer known for making their suppliers grab their ankles smiling lustfully at Bill Gates.
     

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