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Windows 7 Stripped of Vista Aps to Fight Google.

twitter (104583) writes | more than 5 years ago

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What could be worse for your computer than Vista? How about Vista without a mail client rebranded Windows 7?

What could be worse for your computer than Vista? How about Vista without a mail client rebranded Windows 7?

[to fight Google] Microsoft is stripping Windows 7 of some of Windows' best built-in applications [Windows Mail, Windows Photo Gallery and Windows Movie Maker], and it's making them available only as downloads on its Windows Live site. ... the software can be downloaded for free .... It's a variation on the classic "loss leader" in retail, where you lure folks in with freebies and then pounce with a hard sell.

The author thinks this is a silly idea and that people will stick with Google until M$ makes online services worth using. If that's so, there no reason to buy Windows 7 which will still be bloated with unpopular applications and digital restrictions. Ballmer will be hard pressed to convert websites besides their own to Windows only and, with Vista's market share still in the single less than 10%, Vista only is suicide. M$'s would be circular dependencies are best solved by sticking with real standards and moving to GNU/Linux or Mac.

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Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25523947)

What could be wor$e for your computer than Vi$ta? How about Vi$ta without a mail client rebranded Window$ 7?

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The author think$ thi$ i$ a $illy idea and that people will $tick with Google until M$LOLZ make$ online $ervice$ worth u$ing. If that'$ $o, there no rea$on to buy Window$ 7 which will $till be bloated with unpopular application$ and digital re$triction$. Ballmer will be hard pre$$ed to convert web$ite$ be$ide$ their own to Window$ only and, with Vi$ta'$ market $hare $till in the $ingle le$$ than 10%, Vi$ta only i$ $uicide. M$LOLZ'$ would be circular dependencie$ are be$t $olved by $ticking with real $tandard$ and moving to GNU/Linux or Mac.

Also:
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