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Mailbag: Server Sales Slow, Vista Fax App

Bruce thinks he knows the reason why server sales are slumping:

I'll tell you what the issue is: Companies are FINALLY realizing you don't have to buy new servers again and again and again, and are also starting to reuse licenses. Wait until people start seriously buying machines made with AMD chips where you can get better performance just by swapping CPU chips. Then there won't be a need to buy a new machine for some time.
-Bruce

And, because we haven't had one in a while, here's another Vista rant:

My beef is with Microsoft's take on faxing. With DOS 5 and 6, every fax modem came bundled with fax software. For Win 3.1, Microsoft provided a fax application with Windows. For Win 95, 98, ME, NT 3.5, NT 4, 2000 and XP -- Microsoft included a fax app with even the lowliest version of each of these.

Now, with Vista Home Premium, the fax app is GONE. Want it back? Shell out for Vista Ultimate or Vista Business. I protest! What will be the fax story for Windows 7? A fax app with even the lowliest version once again? Or no fax app at any price?
-Fred

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Posted by Doug Barney on March 04, 2009 at 11:53 AM


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