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Joe Wilcox Quotes

Microsoft's best marketing for Vista will come from simplicity -- making the value of Vista as easy to understand as possible, so people can look and say Vista is a lot better than the version they have now, Are there too many of them to communicate the value of Vista?
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#Marketing

If disposal is an extra cost, then it's a problem that someone has to solve. If they can dispose of it easier because there are no potential toxins, then that's a benefit they can appreciate.
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#Cost

When I look at Linux, the playing field isn't level because Microsoft is the incumbent.
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#Field

It's not something I expected from AOL, but it's the right direction at the right time.
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#Direction

It looks to me that Microsoft has added another layer of bureaucracy. At a time when startups are starting to show some real promise again, Microsoft now looks even bigger and potentially slower than it was before.
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#Bureaucracy

Apple has removed another barrier to switching.
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#Apple

There's no question that Microsoft needed to do something.
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#Microsoft

Once an individual or company makes an investment in Windows, buys the software, and continues to spend money on upgrades, it will not suddenly shift to Mac.
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#Company

Microsoft would certainly benefit if say a Comcast or some other broadband providers with popular portals chose MSN as the default search.
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#Benefit

My concern is that Microsoft has introduced too much complexity, making more difficult the arduous purchase decision process. Microsoft is right to get information out earlier, because evaluating an Office purchase will be much harder for businesses this release cycle compared to Office 2003 or XP.
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#Complexity

The approach has a lot of merit. Real is taking Rhapsody beyond the [PC software] and opening it with respect to other platforms, plus it brings the first real subscription music service to Mac and Linux-based products.
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#Merit

There is a lot of developer and consumer interest around these applications.
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#Interest

It used to be that the corporate network was totally separate from the home. Now we have a commingling of network roles, of devices, of technology, and of user behavior, and all of that increases the attack vectors open to hackers.
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#Home

There were too many changes for them all to be directly related to the Windows Vista delay. I think these changes were in the works regardless of what happened.
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#Delay

Unlike Windows Vista, I also don't see any major disturbance caused by 2007 delivery of the next Office version. Microsoft is smart to release both products together.
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#Office

It is an opportunity for Apple to go out and evangelize the new Intel processors to developers and nudge them to get more of their applications out of the door.
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#Opportunity

The rules are different for Microsoft than other companies.
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#Rules

What these services do differently is protect the messaging environment.
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#Environment

Microsoft has made more of a demarcation of versions around features and capabilities. If you look at Professional and Home, the major difference was networking. Now with the new line-up there is a fair bit of differentiation around features.
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#Home

It's the psychological barrier. There are people who might be interested in a Mac who wouldn't have bought one because they're afraid they might need Windows.
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#People

I'd be shocked if we saw a scenario where a bunch of people went out, bought Macs, and only ran Windows on them.
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#People

There's money to be made off browsers, in part because of search. The browser may be a giveaway, but it's a freebee people use to access content they are willing to pay for or advertisers are willing to subsidize.
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#Money

The bottom line is, it's about business.
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#Business

Microsoft didn't say how much source code would be licensed. Contrary to some news reports, I expect the amount of source code to be fairly limited.
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#News

When you own a shopping mall and someone sets up a small business alongside of it, you still own the shopping mall.
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#Business

Microsoft definitely is making progress. The UI is more refined, but by no means finished. Microsoft has finally reached the point where IE feels like a modern browser.
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#Progress

By cutting these technologies free of the mother ship, they are able to develop based on their own merits and without any constraints. I do see the need to support Windows and Office as potentially constraining some development [within Microsoft].
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#Mother

I'm sure it's not lost on Microsoft executives that the world's third largest computer company is from China. Microsoft has a problem: PC growth is highest in emerging markets like China, where software piracy rates are high. China deals could be construed as generating goodwill, which Microsoft would want to use to gain greater Chinese government cooperation fighting piracy.
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#Company

But it's hard to get excited sometimes when your company delivers increasing revenue quarter on quarter, yet you read hype about Apple and their products and they get all the buzz.
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#Company

Microsoft is vulnerable because of bad behavior.
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#Behavior