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Windows 7: Microsoft Moving Forward?

17 Mar 2010   #1
cclloyd9785

Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Mac OS X 10.6.2 x64
 
 
Microsoft Moving Forward?

It just came to me today...

That People would be more inclined to buy PCs over Macs if Microsoft designed their own computers just like Apple, and have unique features, instead of just designing the software to be used on other manufacturers hardware.

Do you guys agree?
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17 Mar 2010   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Designing the computer is probably not enough if you still were using stock parts. But if they were develping their own chips, they could put parts of the OS into microcode. That would certainly give them an edge in performance and function. But running a chip factory and chip development is a BIG undertaking.
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17 Mar 2010   #3
Product FRED

Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit
 
 

People don't just buy Macs because they're forced to (As in, they buy from Apple since only they sell OSX-based computers). They buy Macs because they are, or at least seem to be self-sustaining. They don't need to be defragmented. There are only a handful of viruses, so no anti-virus needed, and they come with pretty good software straight out of the box. They are overpriced, but that's just because they pack in a lot of hardware. Accelerometer, light sensor, bluetooth, etc. I know that this isn't true in general, but the people that I know personally that use Macs are the people who think that PCs are too complicated to use.
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17 Mar 2010   #4
ken9122

Win7 x64 Ultimate SP1
 
 

Microsoft has enough problems with anti-trust and monopoly suits. Why add more to it's problems by making computers?
Ken
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18 Mar 2010   #5
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

I think MS should buy AMD and give Apple and Intel some competition. They could probably buy them with petty cash.

Jim
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18 Mar 2010   #6
ken9122

Win7 x64 Ultimate SP1
 
 

Why not just by Apple and be done with it.

ken
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18 Mar 2010   #7
z3r010

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cclloyd9785 View Post
It just came to me today...

That People would be more inclined to buy PCs over Macs if Microsoft designed their own computers just like Apple, and have unique features, instead of just designing the software to be used on other manufacturers hardware.

Do you guys agree?
But people are already more inclined to buy a PC, that's why apple overpriced junk only has such a tiny market share.
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18 Mar 2010   #8
bassfisher6522

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

I thought MS did own a percentage of apple.
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19 Mar 2010   #9
manhunter2826

Windows XP - Now Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit).
 
 

Only a matter of time before Google starts building PCs. Uh Oh! :worried:
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19 Mar 2010   #10
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

i suppose you could say that an xbox is a microsoft computer 'with unique features'.

i don't know the current sales figures, but i dare say that they've sold a fair few worldwide.
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