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Old 02-14-2010, 11:50 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by scottjl View Post
microsoft doesn't make hardware, no common platform is their benefit and their bane.
Well, M$ don't exactly doesn't make hardware, maybe not (yet) in the fields apple has a leg in, the Zune thing is not exactly made by M$, but certainly in other fields. The best example is the Xbox 360, which it was designed by M$, their engineers came up with the whole thing and hold all the copyrights to the tech inside it.
The book Xbox 360 Uncloaked tells how the system came about.

M$ does have more than enough experience and backing to produce hardware. M$ knew well however, they believe going down the apple track has more limits than benefits. Their graphics hardware standard Direct X would not dominate as it is today if they do it differently.

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