Windows 8 and the Cost of Complexity

the only way that Microsoft makes money (in the consumer market) is through users buying new computers and the associated licenses (this is why Bing’s failure was so critical; by failing to build profitable online services, Microsoft has no way of monetizing consumers over time). This means that people using Windows are in effect worthless to Microsoft; they need people to buy Windows, which usually means buying a new computer.

stratēcheryWindows 8 and the Cost of Complexity

… a nice read on the status of Microsoft’s PC health status.

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