My Thoughts on Technology and Jamaica: Microsoft cuts cost of Windows 8 Licensing by 70% - Low cost Windows 8 Tablets coming as Microsoft is now Walking with the Enemy, Google Chrome OS

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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Microsoft cuts cost of Windows 8 Licensing by 70% - Low cost Windows 8 Tablets coming as Microsoft is now Walking with the Enemy, Google Chrome OS

Microsoft seems to have a serious problem with Google Chromebooks; it’s eating into their marketshare. This as they’ve decided to go on the offensive by slashing the cost of Licensing fees by 70% as stated in “MICROSOFT SLASHES WINDOWS 8 LICENSES BY 70% TO COMBAT CHROMEBOOKS”, published February 22, 2014 by Mike Flacy, DigitalTrends.

It used to be US$50 (JA$ 5,394.88); now it’s basically down to US$15 (JA$ 1,618.47) for devices that retail for less than US$250 (JA$26,974.42) as stated in “Microsoft said to slash Windows 8.1 price on low-cost devices”, published February 22, 2014 9:25 AM PST by Brooke Crothers, CNET News; that’s any device, not just Laptops and Tablets.

Effectively, Microsoft is going on the offensive against Google Android Tablets and Google Chromebooks as opined in “Microsoft to drop price of Windows 8 licenses 70% for low-end devices, report says”, published Feb 22, 2014 6:48 AM by Jon Phillips, PCWorld, which falls into this price range and are hot-sellers on Amazon as sales of PC’s go south.

Therefore in short order, look out for lower priced 7” Tablets running Microsoft Windows 8.1 and Laptops as well, fulfilling the observed shift to windows 8.1 by Netmarketshare Stats as stated in my blog article entitled “NetMarketShare Stats shows Windows 8.1 and Internet Explorer poised for Growth - Rising Tide of the Microsoft Surface and Windows 8.1 Tablets in Real-Time”.

Windows 8 in the Wild – Microsoft losing the Pricing and confidence game against Chrome OS

I’ve already begun to encounter Windows 8.1 Laptops in Jamaica and I’m looking out for more.

I’ve placed advertisements and I’ve been getting calls from Mico Teachers College University and St. Josephs Teacher’s College to repair Laptops and even Tablets running Windows 8 as stated in my blog article entitled “How to unlock your Windows 8 Laptop or PC's Password if you accidentally lost your Windows Password - Windows 8 Takes a little practice but keep this software handy”.

Now that Toshiba has declared their allegiance to the Chrome OS with the debut of their US$280 Chromebook CB35-A3120 as described in my blog article entitled “Toshiba launches the US$280 Chromebook CB35-A3120 - Chrome OS’s cheaper and a sure bet against Windows 8.1 Rising Tide as Apple prepare to go to Hybrid School”, Microosft’s really stoked.

Ditto too news now wafting around on the Internet that suggests that automaker Ford is ditching problem prone Microsoft for Blackberry OS QNX, the uber-secure smartphone Operating System as stated in “BlackBerry said to be replacing Micosoft in Ford's new carrs”, published February 24, 2014 2:51 PM PST by Dara Kerr, CNET News.

After all, nobody wants to have an Operating System in their Car associated with the Blue Screen of Death! Imagine that happening to you while driving! Or worse you car gets hacked as explained in my blog article entitled “Proofpoint says Refridgerator hacked and used to send Spam email - Internet of Things Terminator 3 Rise of the Machines for hacker's DDOS and Spambots”.

Folks, get ready for a barrage of cheap, low end Windows 8 Tablets in the next few months as Microsoft is now Walking with the Enemy (2013).
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