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32. Re: Evening Consolidation Aug 7, 2012, 01:51 bhcompy
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).

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