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Microsoft Unveils Pay-as-you-go Personal Computing


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#1 Scarlett

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Posted 24 May 2006 - 03:56 PM

REDMOND, Wash., May 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT - News) today announced the industry's first pay-as-you-go personal computing offerings powered by Microsoft® FlexGo™ technology, enabling more-flexible Microsoft Windows®-based PC purchasing options for customers in emerging markets. Customers can get a full featured Windows-enabled PC with low entry costs that they can access using prepaid cards or through a monthly subscription.The pay-as-you-go business model makes PCs more accessible by dramatically reducing the entry cost and enabling customers to pay for their computer as they use it, through the purchase of prepaid cards. Market trials are starting first in emerging markets where inadequate access to consumer credit, unpredictable income and high entry costs prevent many consumers from purchasing a computer. The FlexGo technology supports Microsoft's global commitment to help people realize their potential through the benefits of personal computers.

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Posted 25 May 2006 - 12:10 AM

The problem I see is pay and it will not go. Then what? Or maybe it is only half broke, will get on the net and freeze, or....
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Posted 27 June 2006 - 12:45 PM

Over time it would just be cheaper to buy a license for about $130 on compusa or somewhere else on the Internet.




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