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Is FTM 2012 REALLY slow?

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Re: Is FTM 2012 REALLY slow?

Posted: 15 Oct 2012 9:17PM GMT
Classification: Query
2101bob, it is unfortunate but it all depends on which side of the revenue stream you're sitting on. Consumers want to keep their hardware working for as long as possible. On the other side, hardware manufacturers make their money selling new hardware. Driver updates get released for free so engineering costs for maintenance eventually reach a point where there is no more profitability. New OS releases sometimes require a substantial rework of existing source code, so it is around the time of new OS releases when you see the most products become designated as end of life.

It would sound good for manufacturers to release old source code to the open source community and let them maintain it. But unfortunate again because the source code usually contains proprietary information that the manufacturers own and will not divulge for fear losing their proprietary secrets.

SubjectAuthorDate Posted
jamclo 15 Oct 2012 12:36AM GMT 
tulrose 15 Oct 2012 1:31AM GMT 
jamclo 15 Oct 2012 1:39AM GMT 
keithnuttle 15 Oct 2012 11:59AM GMT 
tulrose 15 Oct 2012 2:17PM GMT 
David Abernat... 15 Oct 2012 3:39PM GMT 
tulrose 15 Oct 2012 2:18PM GMT 
2101bob 16 Oct 2012 12:16AM GMT 
ad4hc 16 Oct 2012 3:17AM GMT 
joeajamison 7 Jan 2013 2:06PM GMT 
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