Microsoftâ€™s Grinch kills Windows 7 Family Pack
For Microsoft, this decision is stupid and short-sighted. Itâ€™s guaranteed to bring them a boatload of ill will and bad publicity in the final three weeks before Christmas. It looks greedy and decidedly not â€œcustomer focused.â€
I havenâ€™t heard much about the Grinch lately. Now I know why. Heâ€™s been hanging out in Redmond, working on marketing plans and drafting statements for the press.
Microsoft pulls Windows 7 Family Pack, so you can spend more for the holidays | Betanews
Why Scrooge should have kept his stingy little hands off this promotion:
- Family Pack encourages consumers to upgrade more PCs sooner.
- Better for Microsoft to get those people onto Windows 7 cheap, then loose them to Mac and linux.
- Family Pack discourages piracy.
- Consumers using Windows 7 at home will ask for it at work.