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How to Survive and Thrive with Windows 7 Price Increases

Microsoft has introduced the Windows 7 operating system, and it seems to be a worthy replacement for Windows XP, which is EoL on October 22.
Windows 7 has a much greater cost.
Microsoft has ended its low-cost operating system deals - XP could be had for just $3 per license. Now, Microsoft is charging much more per license for OEM's to install Win7 on new PC's. In addition, Microsoft recommends 2GB RAM for optimal performance.

In 18 Days, the Worlds Ends: No New Computers with Windows XP

For the last several years, Microsoft has threatened to end the ability of Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) to install Windows XP on their hardware. Yet the bloat of Windows Vista, the rise of 4P Computing, and the draw of emerging markets has kept XP alive. Now 9 years (!) after it was first introduced, Microsoft has finally ended XP's life.

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Microsoft Should Offer Discontinued Kin Phone to Developing Countries

Back in May Microsoft launched a new mobile device that struck somewhere in between a feature phone and a Smartphone. Yesterday, barely a month after the Kin launch, Microsoft pulled the plug on Kin saying it was integrating it's Kin and Windows Mobile development teams.
Discontinued Kin Phone

Microsoft Should Offer Discontinued Kin Phone to Developing Countries

Back in May Microsoft launched a new mobile device that struck somewhere in between a feature phone and a Smartphone. Yesterday, barely a month after the Kin launch, Microsoft pulled the plug on Kin saying it was integrating it's Kin and Windows Mobile development teams.
Discontinued Kin Phone

Grameen: Using Technology to Advance the Fight against Global Poverty

Microfinance has grown tremendously in the last decade, moving from little NGOs working in tiny villages to large institutions providing loans, savings accounts and insurance to hundreds of thousands of poor women and men.  Grameen Bank in Bangladesh alone has more than seven million clients, while institutions like Grameen Koota in India serve more than [...]

2019 Extended Version

I just found a much longer version of Microsoft's 2019 video that I had mentioned earlier this week. To me it's certainly mind boggling to think that technology similar to the one portrayed in the video will one day really be available! Kinda puts me in a dreamy state of mind... :-)

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Quite an interesting video about what Microsoft thinks the world might look like ten years from now.(via e-Learning Blog, Venture Beat)

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