For every 1 dollar MS makes the rest of the world makes 18...

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by MicroFox, Dec 11, 2006.

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    MicroFox Guest

    I wont comment on the following..

    Vista Boosts Tech IndustryPosted by Daniel Fleshbourne on 11 December 2006 -
    16:04 · 6 comments, 396 views & no trackbacks

    A new IDC report on the impact of Windows Vista on the industry claims
    Microsoft's business partners stand to benefit more financially from the
    operating system than Microsoft itself will in 2007. According to the report
    on the U.S. economic impact of Vista, for every one dollar Microsoft makes
    on Vista in 2007, Microsoft partners that offer software, hardware, and
    services related to Vista will make $18.

    "If there's a surprising thing to people, it's how extensively a Microsoft
    piece of software ripples out through the ecosystem," said John Gantz, one
    of the IDC analysts who wrote the report. "Microsoft, as a software vendor,
    casts a bigger shadow than its revenues." IDC analysts Al Gillen and Marcel
    Warmerdam co-wrote the report, released today, which was commissioned by
    Microsoft. The report also says that 35 percent to 45 percent of new PCs
    that ship to enterprises in 2007 will run Vista. "Some thought [adoption]
    would move faster," Gantz said. "But to me, that's relatively quick."
    MicroFox, Dec 11, 2006
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    Alias Guest

    The rolling out of Vista is a repair tech's dream come true.

    Alias, Dec 11, 2006
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    Mike Guest

    Sounds like good news to me. Capitalism in action. Everyone wins.

    Mike, Dec 11, 2006
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    Bill Frisbee Guest

    And how is this a bad thing?

    Other companies make money... lots of money.

    Thus Microsoft contributes to the economy and better business in general.

    Bill F.
    Bill Frisbee, Dec 11, 2006
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    Bill Frisbee Guest

    Agreed, come January, there will be lots of people running to tech's to get
    Vista installed, upgrade various hardware to support Vista, etc.

    All in all better supporting our local and global businesses.

    Yet another thumbs up for Microsoft.

    Bill F.
    Bill Frisbee, Dec 11, 2006
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    Alias Guest

    Don't forget "repaired".
    And yet another thumbs down from Microsoft for their paying customers
    but what else is new?

    Alias, Dec 12, 2006
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    Alias Guest

    Actually, buying a car is much more stupid than buying an OS. OSes don't
    usually take you for a ride to the hospital or the morgue. Myself, I do
    cars as little as possible because I know that sitting in a moving
    vehicle is more dangerous than being in Iraq.

    Alias, Dec 12, 2006
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    Alias Guest

    Well, MS does well, the stock market does well. Hardware companies do
    well. Third party software companies do well. The only one who doesn't
    do well is the poor sap that parts with his hard earned dollars but, why
    complain when 4 out of 5 doing well ain't bad. Kinda like the
    commodities broker. The broker gets paid. The brokerage house gets paid.
    Neither take a risk. It's only the customer who usually loses so 2 out
    of 3 ain't bad, right?

    Alias, Dec 12, 2006
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    Bill Frisbee Guest

    Repaired systems happen now, they happened in the past and they will
    continue to happen, be it from someone breaking a "cup holder", sticking two
    CD's in the drive or downloading something bad...

    So it's OK for Apple to bilk users nearly every year for mostly incremental
    upgrades, no better than a SP most of the time, but its not OK for Microsoft
    to release a new consumer OS every 5 years or so?

    Explain to me how that is bad for the paying customer?

    They get a new computer typically every 38 months in the US, and upgrade
    OS's typically every 6.

    But Microsoft is somehow screwing the customer?

    Yeah OK... thats a rather strange little world you live in.

    Bill F.
    Bill Frisbee, Dec 12, 2006
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    Bill Frisbee Guest

    Customer gets a new, more secure, more robust OS, that can take advantage of
    the newer hardware released since XP came out.

    Yeah thats a real bad thing.

    I don't get it, Microsoft takes 5 years to release an OS and people scream
    for either taking too long or supposedly ripping customers off...

    Meanwhile some people whose only interface with Vista seems to be Slashdot
    (or some other Linux oriented, Microsoft bashing site), Apple (or some other
    Apple oriented, Microsoft bashing site) comments from the true fanboi's of
    the world...

    Bill F.

    Bill Frisbee, Dec 12, 2006
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    Nina DiBoy Guest

    Don't you call Steve Ballmer a true fanboi of MS?

    Priceless quotes in group:

    "Price is actually no factor in piracy..." spoken by
    Mike Brannigan

    "But I'm not insulting people. I'm insulting Linux Loonies..."
    spoken by Mike <>

    "No, I'm not sure. I was just making fun of Chad's typo."
    spoken by Mike <>
    Nina DiBoy, Dec 12, 2006
  12. "...poor sap that parts with his hard earned dollars..."
    All through his own choice.
    No one is forcing anyone to purchase anything, much less Windows Vista in
    any version.
    Anyone that purchases any Microsoft product as well as most any other
    product has full choice and makes a conscious decision to purchase or not.
    Jupiter Jones [MVP], Dec 12, 2006
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    Bill Frisbee Guest

    He run the company... what is your point?

    Bill F.
    Bill Frisbee, Dec 12, 2006
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    Bill Frisbee Guest

    Um, what about the OS running on the computer in the car?

    Bill F.
    Bill Frisbee, Dec 12, 2006
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    Lang Murphy Guest

    Fully agree. When I got XP, I had to buy a new scanner because even though
    there was an XP driver, I could never get it to work. Tried multiple times
    over weeks and no go, so broke down and got a new scanner.

    Currently have an ATI TV Wonder Pro card in my relatively new Vista capable
    Dell XPS400. No Vista drivers at present on the ATI site. So... when Vista
    hits the shelves at the end of January... if there are no drivers for my TV
    card, then I will have to weigh the cost of moving to Vista in terms of
    having to buy the OS and buying a new TV card. That'll be my decision, made
    without having a gun up side my head.

    Lang Murphy, Dec 12, 2006
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    Alias Guest

    Drivers cause accidents, not OSes. More Americans have died on the
    highway since 2001 than in the Twin Towers, Afghanistan and Iraq combined.

    Alias, Dec 12, 2006
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    Alias Guest

    If MS wasn't a de facto monopoly, you would have a point.

    Alias, Dec 12, 2006
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    Mike Guest

    If the competition wasn't so lame (Linux? too cheap. Mac? too expensive)
    you would have a point.

    Mike, Dec 12, 2006
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    xfile Guest

    If the competition wasn't so lame (Linux? too cheap. Mac? too

    But cheap is not Linux's weakness, user-unfriendly and little compatible
    applications are, but don't worry, MS is moving to the same direction.
    xfile, Dec 12, 2006
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    David Guest

    As a stock trader, you will notice the beat of the drum.

    Buy Tech, Buy Tech.....per rum pum pum

    If you guys want to make some money in 2007, seriously look at tech.
    David, Dec 12, 2006
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