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Old 08-14-2012, 07:50 AM   #17
fjtorres
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Originally Posted by Valkrider View Post
Sorry you are wrong there M$ is a hardware company too. Xbox 360, keyboards, mice, webcams to name but a few.
They always have been.
Microsoft Soft card, vintage 1980:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Z-80_SoftCard

MS has *always* seen hardware as a vehicle for delivering/supporting software sales. When the hardware is not available, they deliver it.
When the only available hardware is substandard (or there is good money in it) they deliver it.
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