- Nov 14, 2011
Interesting "rant" from Microsoft fanboy Paul Thurrott:
The media totally mis-represented Microsoft's price cut on Windows licensing. It only applies to the low end, devices $250 or cheaper. Clearly Microsoft had decided to join the race to the bottom. Now is Appler's time - more than ever - to really be laser focused on producing the best quality devices that consumers are willing to pay a premium for. Let Microsoft and Google OEMs fight out the race to the bottom.But I'm worried that this race for the bottom is exactly what it sounds like, a zero sum game in which Microsoft and its partners are shooting for big numbers (unit sales) but ultimately end up with little or nothing in the way of actual profits because the only big growth will be in a part of the market where profit is difficult. When PC prices steadily plummet, as they did with the netbook, there's no rebound. You can't convince customers to suddenly start spending more on these things.