Reply to post: Quick earnings - it'sall about beancounters

The OS is 'no longer' important to Microsoft, and yet new Surface kit has 3 Windows flavours

Terry 6 Silver badge

Quick earnings - it'sall about beancounters

"Apps" are by and large quick and easy bits of software that can be developed quickly, sold and forgotten about. The main investment is in marketing.

Maximum income in the short term.

OSs and big suites need lots of development and support.

Which means lots of investment.

They are long term investments.

Bean counters don't like those.

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