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More of Microsoft's False Claims About Cost of Vista 10 and More Layoffs

Summary: Vista 10 is still being marketed using lies and Microsoft may be going down the same route as Nokia

Microsoft's Vista 10 is a PR/branding sham (even the number "10" is a dead give-away) that will fail just like its predecessors, warn several investment sites these days. Microsoft said to its investors that claims about Vista 10 being 'free' were just "marketing" after it had repeatedly lied about it. The 'free' Windows lie is making a comeback in recent days. "More hype" is what a reader of ours called it, perhaps aiming to push the perception of Windows being free (feeling rather than fact). "Windows 10 could drag the company right back into the dark ages," wrote one investment site, adding: "If Citigroup’s Walter Pritchard and Steven Rogers are right, in order to grow Microsoft needs to be careful with Windows 10, and investors need to observe closely to ensure that the company isn’t going to fire another Nokia-fueled volley at consumers."



Microsoft killed Nokia by saddling its products with Windows and there are more job cuts reported at Nokia right now. To quote some Microsoft-friendly Finnish press, with former Microsoft staff (often overlooking the role of Microsoft in Nokia's demise): "Nokia is launching redundancy talks in its Nokia Technologies business group. The Espoo-based company has not specified how many jobs may be lost. Some 650 people work at Nokia’s research and development unit, most of them in Finland."

Any company still considering a Windows strategy rather than an Android or GNU/Linux strategy should take a good look at Nokia.

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