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Re: Microsoft Alienates Companies, Helping GNU/Linux

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____/ Chris Ahlstrom on Tuesday 25 Oct 2011 15:08 : \____

> Roy Schestowitz wrote this copyrighted missive and expects royalties:
>> New Windows verification process creates controversy between ODM and brand
>> vendors
>> ,----[ Quote ]
>>| Microsoft's new verification system for Windows 8 - OA 3.0 - which will add
>>| complications toward the upstream ODM's production lines and relatively
>>| generate significant extra cost, is raising controversy between notebook
>>| ODMs and brand vendors as to which side will pay the increased cost,
>>| according to sources from PC ODMs.
>> `----
>> http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20111024PD218.html
>    However, if Microsoft changes its install method for Windows 8, it
>    will require a longer time to install as each machine will need
>    individual time to attend, while sticking a COA label onto a PC will
>    help technicians identify the machines that have already been
>    installed with an operating system.  Without the label, it could
>    easily create installation overlap and generate higher cost and yield
>    rate issues to ODMs as Microsoft is charging the fee through the
>    number of times of installation.
> <chuckle>
> "Someday they'll become sort of addicted to it."
>    --Bill Gates

It didn't work too well. Windows profits have been declining. Linux grows
fast, especially on new form factors. :-)

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