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38. Re: Evening Consolidation Aug 7, 2012, 06:54 Beamer
bhcompy wrote on Aug 7, 2012, 01:51:
Beamer wrote on Aug 6, 2012, 22:37:
Just like Apple did with MacOS... wait a minute, that's not what happened at all!

Anyone that thinks Microsoft would do this is about as idiotic as they think Microsoft needs to be to do this. Do you think Adobe would stand for this? How about antivirus companies like Norton? Or maybe companies like SAP. Do you think they'd appreciate being told that their wares are only able to be sold via a Microsoft App Store with Microsoft taking a cut?

This is what Apple, Linux and ChromeOS fans dream of happening, and no one at Microsoft is dumb enough to make it a reality, despite the conspiracy theories people see.

This is the same Microsoft that publicly acknowledged that getting in to the tablet business would knowingly alienate them from OEMs, and that was after they announced the Surface tablet. MS is doing what they want. They're acting like Walmart. They feel they have enough pull to do whatever they want, and they're probably right in the consumer space.

Keep in mind that Apple didn't do with OSX what MS is doing with W8. iOS and OSX are completely separate platforms. MS is doing what Canonical is failing miserably at(and MS probably won't succeed either, but I digress).

Wait, you think them building the Surface is them thinking they have enough pull? More like the opposite. They see their OEMs failing to build anything decent, and they see the quality control Apple has with their devices. Has any Microsoft-powered product made a dent there? No. So Microsoft actually took that into their own hands. Out of desperation, because it's a war they're losing. Remember, too, they didn't force their OEMs to build their own device, or sell only through the Microsoft B&M stores, or tell their OEMs to fuck off and die, they were no longer licensing their software. They did not take away consumer options. All they did was attempt to do what they feel their OEMs have failed to do (and I think anyone that's played much with 99% of the Android tablets would agree that HTC and Samsung have mostly failed to compete with the iPad.)

But, again, Apple has yet to wall off MacOS and never would. If they did they'd die, as suddenly all those creative suites that help sustain them would just move to PC.

Microsoft does NOT want to do this. Because if they did all those creative suites that they fight with Apple for would leave.

What about Enterprise? Every single company in America has custom and legacy software. Do you think they're going to be forced to add it to the Microsoft Store to run it?

What about all those stupid freeware apps that everyone has. Do you think Microsoft thinks that forcing those onto the store as the single point of distribution is a good idea?

I guarantee to you not a single person in Microsoft thinks this is a good idea. Not one. They think having a store is a fantastic idea, but know that forcing a store would be their own death.
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