as for your comment about MS's "quality assurance", they wouldn't have to do that if they did a better job at making the OS. Win 8 wouldn't need hardware to be better than what's out today if the OS were designed better (there are new ARM based devices to be released that are completely incompatible with Win 8 - that is entirely MS's fault). Win 8 wouldn't need hardware security features if it weren't threatened by the more mature android and linux. These are illusions of quality assurance, but in the end it's just laziness and to some degree, anticompetition. MS has the money to pay companies to just do the things that they don't feel like fixing. That's probably why MS never got into an entire software suite like apple did with iLife.
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