Microsoft Planning a Sub-$500 Server

Maximum PC Staff

Microsoft offers plenty of software, there’s no doubt about that. And, currently in their server division alone there are 45 different packages for potential buyers to choose from. Still, the big wigs up in Redmond feel that they’re missing out on one group entirely, and that’s the sub-$500 crowd.

Within the next couple months Microsoft plans to introduce a low-cost, low-price, low-functionality Windows Server SKU named Foundation Edition. He’s comparing this server software to the netbook phenomenon, which has allowed Intel to sell millions of processors to a newly created platform in a very short period of time.

The primary target for these servers will be emerging markets, but if the netbook is any indication as to what happens once smart people get their hands on cheap tech, saturated markets mighty take advantage of this as well.

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