May 22, 2003

Microsoft Building The Proprietary PC

Eric peterson writes "Gates pitches this kind of relationship as representing closer co-operation and better integration between Microsoft and the hardware vendors, but the way it works is rather more brutal than that, and is approximately as follows. Microsoft decides on specific packagings of hardware and software that will give a 'new category' of machine a sales edge and help Microsoft extend its reach further across the new items of hardware that are included."


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