Reader Comments on Aardvark Daily 10 May 2001
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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!Now Have Your Say
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