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Reader Comments on Aardvark Daily 10 May 2001

Note: the comments below are the unabridged submissions of readers and do
not necessarily reflect the opinions of the publisher.

 



From: Baz
For : The Editor (for publication)
Subj: upgrading software also means hardware

The other thing to consider, is Microsofts fondness for
including bloat in thier products.

I am assuming that each time they put an upgrade out, they
will withdraw the previous offering. Nett result; consumers
will have to keep upgrading their hardware to be able to
run the product on top of the ongoing license costs.




From: Martnz
For : The Editor (for publication)
Subj: Microsoft licensing

Guess it may be that Billg anticipates a time when desk-top
operating systems become irrelevant, we all
run "information appliances", and rent our applications
from Telecom (or whoever), along with our broadband, and
our storage space.

Every desk (or home, or room, or pocket) needs information
access. Having a hard drive, fans, etc thrashing away on
every desk is merely an expensive and unreliable means to
an end.

No one is forced to buy MS (or any) software, with
most "pay" products having legitimately free (and perfectly
good) alternatives right now. All of this free stuff is (to
me) one of life's great mysteries - great to use, but as a
salesman, heartbreaking!!

As far as renting goes, wait for a monthly or weekly
option, and stop the payments if you don't like it, or when
you find a better alternative - who is in control now!



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