2 thoughts on “Its like coke for your PC”

  1. The fundamental difference is that software isn’t really a product. It is a service. This is reflected in the way that it is maintained, updated, etc. And in the enterprise space there is a strong shift towards moving the purchasing of software away from capital expense and towards software maintainance (or so called pay as you go) models.

    We can no more expect software to be perfect than to expect perfect service from any other human activity. When was the last time you had PERFECT waiter/waitress service. Or perfect service from an airline. Or perfect service at your car dealer (if you want to continue the analogies with cars — we could go there — but Microsoft would come out shining compared to the sinister activites of some auto manufacturers)….


  2. I think that Microsoft if it had a choice would probably be more than happy to provide their anti spyware and the rumored antivirus program that they are supposed to be working on for free. However, if they were to give them away I can think of at least five companies that would immediately file antitrust lawsuits against them for software bundling and unfair competition. In which case, your post would have probably contained the phrase “convicted monopolist…” rather than “money grubbing…”

    So in my mind they can’t really win anymore.

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