Microsoft: Impaled on the Horns of a Dilemma

Microsoft: Impaled on the Horns of a Dilemma. As Windows is one of Microsoft's main two cash cows, Microsoft can't afford for consumers and businesses to stop buying Windows desktops until Longhorn arrives. Until then, what should Redmond do? Come out with a “Shorthorn” stopgap release? Slash XP prices? (Since Microsoft likes to point out that “free” doesn't matter when computing total cost of ownership, why not try giving away Windows, a la open source?) — Mary Jo Foley  [PHP Everywhere]

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