M$ Turns to Begging on the Streets

“The temporary outlets will be open only during the holiday season, and are not permanent locations like the two-dozen brick-and-mortar Microsoft retail stores already in operation.”

see Microsoft to open 'pop-up' stores Oct. 26, battle Apple at most locations | ITworld.

How the mighty are fallen. Unable to get slaves to push enough product, M$ has become homeless, wandering the streets, begging for business.

How many of us would

  • do business with transients?
  • do business with someone who would not be “there” for a customer?
  • go into a strange store when all the usual ones are right where they have been for years?
  • buy an untried product in all of the above situations?

Not many? I thought so. This is just the dying dinosaur thrashing around trying to avoid evolution. They and their products can rot as far as I am concerned. The world can and does make its own software, GNU/Linux. There’s no longer any need for M$.

About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.
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3 Responses to M$ Turns to Begging on the Streets

  1. dougman says:

    Yes M$ IS begging these days, trying oh so hard to be like Apple, but many of the reasons people flock to Apple is due to Windows failings. Placing lipstick on the PIG will not install confidence.

    You don’t see Windows being used in vehicles do you? Heavens no and for good reason!



    I guess the negative outcome from this, would be M$ trying to sue various manufacturers. LOL….

    Software is simply no longer developed in isolation. No one, not even Apple or Microsoft, can afford not to take advantage of open, collaborative development. And, companies just arriving to the software business – companies like Toyota and Nissan, for example – aren’t about to start from scratch. They’re using the world’s largest code base from which to accelerate innovation in a fiercely competitive technology market.



  2. Chris Weig says:

    Has the welding overloaded your brain, Pogson? These temporary stores are apparently specifically set up for selling the Surface tablet. They also are located within malls.

    Begging on the streets? This is not Linux, for which the appropriate location would be the local trailer park. Or that seedy backalley place where you lie in your own vomit after having partied too hard with too cheap booze.

  3. dougman says:

    Hmmmm, if I had more time, I would gladly rent a space either adjacent or outside the M$ offering, with the signage saying “No MORE Malware” or some other three worded title tossing mud at M$.

    I am sure a few of the LUG members would be in on it. 🙂

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