Ah, Microsoft, that crazy company from Redmond, WA is at again. This time they want to rename the Netbook unilaterally to the…drum roll please…”low cost small notebook PC.”
Novamente o Steven Guggenheimer da divisão OEM da Microsoft é noticia neste blogue 😀
A Microsoft na sua arrogância habitual prentende mudar o nome adoptado pela Intel para os Netbooks para low cost small notebook PC o que em português de Portugal será o equivalente a “notebook de baixo custo”. A Microsoft chegou a esta conclusão sozinha sem consultar todos os outros OEM’s interessados na comercialização destes produtos tais como a Intel, HP, Dell entre outros.
Houve uma altura em que quiseram mudar o termo navegar na Internet para Explorar a Internet para de alguma forma conotarem o termo ao Internet Explorer e assim combater a Netscape. Estes tipos não aprendem e passam pelo ridículo
Segundo o blogue da Daniweb
As first reported in the Digitimes last week, Microsoft decided on their own that the name was not appropriate and they were renaming it. I’m fairly sure they didn’t consult with the rest of the industry about this change, but hey they’re Microsoft right? They can do whatever they please. Of course, it doesn’t mean the rest of the world has to go along.
Same Old Song and Dance
I doubt very much that anyone was actually looking for a new name, certainly not Intel, the company selling the chips to power these machines, which actually coined the term. This is after all a hardware issue and the last I looked Microsoft doesn’t actually make PCs, but why should that stop them from trying to force an entire industry to bow to their considerable will.
Even if the Netbook industry were looking for a new name, I’m pretty sure it wouldn’t be from the succinct “Netbook” to the mouthful of “Low cost small notebook PC.” Sure, that rolls off the tongue and should make the folks who write the marketing copy very happy.
It’s Really About Selling Windows 7
Digitimes reports that Steven Guggenheimer, corporate vice president, Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) Division, Microsoft said the Netbook name suggests it’s only for internet use and these machines can do so much more. On this we can agree, but why change the name? If Netbook sales were anemic maybe one could understand a pitch for a change, but they seem to be doing quite well.
Could it be that Microsoft doesn’t trust the hardware manufacturers to name these machines correctly or for the public to understand what they are without being hit over the head? No, as it turns out that’s not it at all. What it’s about is selling more expensive copies of Windows 7. You see, by creating a new higher end Netbook, they can justify forcing the manufactures to adopt a more expensive version of Windows 7. In the end. this is just a ploy for selling a few more copies of the more expensive version of Windows.
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