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To be sold on cheap

November 15, 2011

Alex Wilhelm from The Next Web on why Microsoft is lowering minimum hardware specifications for Windows 8:

The reason for this, it appears, is that Windows 8 is built for form factors that are new to the Windows platform, such as tablets, that usually sport lower-power components than traditional desktop and laptop computers. Microsoft’s plan appears to be, ‘keep the requirements low, and the OS can be sold on cheap, battery-sipping slates.’

So if they’re going to make it available even to cheap tablets with lousy battery life, they’ll have to lower the standard way down so the OS is cheap enough for those kind of tablets. This means the users are the one who will be sacrificed, that is so typical of Microsoft.

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