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Wed Mar 5

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NoWindows8LockIn commented on an article. 9:08 PM

Microsoft Can't Sell Windows 8, So It's Giving It Away

Ballmer had dreams of locking us all into Metro and milking us with services, then getting 20-30% haircut from third-party developers who would be forced to sell Metro apps on the Microsoft Store, "because that is what all the

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Thu Feb 27

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NoWindows8LockIn commented on an article. 2:06 PM

Microsoft’s Price Cut for Windows 8.1 Was the Wrong Move

Microsoft is embarrassing themselves more and more. They tried to artificially-create vendor-lock-in with at Mickey Mouse Metro interface, not just on tablets, but desktop computers too. Ballmer & Friends had a Grand Plan where

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Tue Feb 25

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NoWindows8LockIn commented on an article. 9:59 PM

Microsoft Takes Aim at Google With Windows 8 Price Cut

Belifiore [sic] is no longer at Microsoft. And it's "Anandtech", not "Aandtech".

Thu Feb 20

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NoWindows8LockIn commented on an article. 11:28 AM

Microsoft's Xbox One Is Selling So Poorly Retailers Are Getting Desperate

I own an XBOX 360, which got the ring-of-death, but Microsoft gave me a new one. I have no idea about XBOX One. Last year, when I read that Microsoft was about to play the same game with XBOX that they did with Windows 8, forcing

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Sun Feb 16

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NoWindows8LockIn commented on an article. 2:19 PM

Microsoft Corporation’s Xbox One Looks Like a Total Failure

Let us not forget that the new XBOX was designed to spy on its users. Microsoft should not have underestimated how much people hate having their private lives broadcasted all over the Internet without their consent.

Sat Feb 15

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NoWindows8LockIn commented on an article. 12:45 PM

Microsoft Really Wants You to Buy Windows 8

Sigh.

Many people keep saying that the reason that Microsoft is pushing Windows 8 is because Microsoft felt that customers would be happier with one OS across all devices.

This is patently

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Fri Feb 14

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NoWindows8LockIn commented on an article. 2:09 PM

The Magic Bullet That Microsoft Corporation Would Rather Not Fire

If Microsoft (Ballmer) were not so hell-bent on creating vendor-lock-in, a strategy that Wall-Street types like to call euphemistically "customer stickiness", they might have gained some traction with Windows Phone

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Thu Feb 13

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NoWindows8LockIn commented on an article. 9:47 PM

Smartphone Platforms in 2013: Android, iOS, and Irrelevant

I absolute detest the Mickey-Mouse applications of the new Windows. Don't get me wrong - I do like applications that look good. It's just that Microsoft is attempting to relegate its die-hard loyalists to ONLY writing Mickey-Mouse

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Wed Feb 5

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NoWindows8LockIn commented on an article. 4:52 PM

Why New Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Must Save Windows 8

Windows 8 is filled with too many vendor lock-in gimmicks.

Microsoft is making the same mistake that many Fortune 500 companies made when faced with similar situation - panic and try to replace true innovation

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Sun Feb 2

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NoWindows8LockIn commented on an article. 3:05 PM

Does Microsoft’s Nokia Purchase Now Look Silly?

Microsoft bought Nokia because they wanted a smartphone platform to initiate their strategy of vendor lock-in.

Microsoft "invested" $2 billion in Dell for the same reason - to have a desktop platform

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Sat Jan 25

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NoWindows8LockIn commented on an article. 10:44 PM

Microsoft Needs More Than Nokia for Windows Phone to Succeed

Microsoft's strategy is embarrassingly transparent. They wanted Nokia so that they could create vendor lock-in on the mobile device market. They wanted Dell so that they could create vendor lock-in on the desktop. Windows 8, with

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