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Comment: Re:It's not that complicated (Score 1) 821 821

by pxuongl (#26640095) Attached to: Windows 7 To Come In Multiple Versions
that's like saying a home builder will sell you a "Starter Edition" house that, once you open the door (he threw the door in as a bonus!), find out the house is basically a shell on top of the foundation.. no fixtures, cabinets, flooring, drywalls, just framing.

And if you just use mostly F/OSS, getting basic would probably annoy the hell out of you.

Comment: Re:Oh come on.... strawman (Score 1) 821 821

by pxuongl (#26639749) Attached to: Windows 7 To Come In Multiple Versions
and this is exactly why a room full of MBA's can only stagnate a company, and not innovate.

Market segmentation only works when doing so has benefits for the consumer, the customer demands or understands what they're getting or not getting, and it doesn't cause confusion.

Your example of GPS and stereos has nothing to do with segmentation. You're just talking about companies charging for the convenience of having something pre-installed on delivery.

The pricing tiers with Red Hat is there because not all businesses need the same thing. Businesses like to pay for only what they need.

The reason why Microsoft is being picked on for their practice of segmenting a consumer product marketed towards the general public is because the general public isn't a business.

And this is something that microsoft doesn't understand. The Mojave thing by microsoft illustrated very clearly that non-computer nerd consumers can't identify Vista. What chance is there that they'll know what to buy between the different versions of Vista/Win7? If anything else, it'll turn customers off, and they'll just stick with what they know - which just so happens to be whatever OS their computer came with.

Comment: Re:Here here! (Score 1) 187 187

by pxuongl (#26548829) Attached to: Apple Disclosures About Jobs To Face SEC Review
the problem is with what the stock market's evolved into.

originally, the stock market is there for people to invest in companies and to participate in its success

what the stock market is now are millions of day traders who care nothing about the company they're investing in, and are staring at stock tickers, waiting to profit off of intra-day price changes.

The perversity of nature is nowhere better demonstrated by the fact that, when exposed to the same atmosphere, bread becomes hard while crackers become soft.