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Different Choices for a Single OS? The Technology is There, But People Aren't
Simply said ... Offer people many choices and they may say it is nice to be able to have options, Yet, 90% of the time, they will always select what they are familiar with. The Media Center platform version of XP failed, not for any lack of usefulness ... But for the simple fact that Microsoft didn't support it correctly from the onset, by not offering it as a purchasable disk option . Understandably because, it was hardware motivaterd and dependent. I owned a Media Center PC. It was the best one I have ever had. But Microsoft made it obsolete the day after I bought it home because it wasn't worth upgrading. They've made the same blunder by even offering a Starter edition of Windows 7. They further that blunder by considering releasing a new OS before 2016 and by not making the improvements they are currently working on as a Windows 7 Service Pack update. You lose customers if you offer too many changes, too soon. To be really honest, I think Microsoft missed the boat when they wouldn't even consider my idea to hardwire the OS into a purchasable Hard Disk (or Solid State Disk) Drive. In that way, you have a secure OS and a built in obsolession strategy to boot (pun intentional).