You know how M$ likes to impose exclusive deals on “partners” to ensure monopoly is strengthened?“Microsoft has recently reduced the number of chassis suppliers for its Surface tablets and is now outsourcing all the orders to Ju Teng. Microsoft stopped placing chassis orders with its China-based supplier in August
Since Surface tablets only have limited sales, separating orders to multiple suppliers is not helping Microsoft negotiate for favorable prices.” Well, the shoe is on the other foot now. They can’t demand lower prices from every Tom, Dick and Harry manufacturer. They are cutting back to a single supplier for “Surface” products. I guess dreams of monopoly in the mobile space have faded at last. M$ has no magic. M$ is not all-powerful. M$ cannot force the world to accept its technology. M$ cannot convince the world that it is folly to adopt other technology. M$ has lost its mojo. Good. The world of IT is better off without them.
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My MissionMy observations and opinions about IT are based on 40 years of use in science and technology and lately, in education. I like IT that is fast, cost-effective and reliable. My first use of GNU/Linux in 2001 was so remarkably better than what I had been using, I feel it is important work to share GNU/Linux with the world. Now that I'm retired I still use GNU/Linux on every computer in my home except the smartphones which run Android/Linux.
Lately, I've been giving lots of thought to the world I inherited and which I will leave to my descendants. I'm planting grass, trees, flowers and vegetables in my large lot and I've ordered a Solo EV. I plan to charge my Solo by means of a tracking solar array. Life is good if you have a purpose. I do.