[ubuntu-uk] ubuntu-uk Digest, Vol 69, Issue 59

Mark Harrison mark at yourpropertyexpert.com
Tue Jan 18 11:08:15 UTC 2011

> > That's always been a concern of mine... they always seem excessive in
> > terms of price vs. specification and I don't understand this, because
> > surely building a machine WITHOUT Windows (and its costly licences,
> > even considering OEM) ought to be CHEAPER?

Out of interest, why do people think that building a PC without Windows
should be inherently cheaper?

Is it because they correctly factor in the cost of the OEM licence of
Windows, but forget to take into account the subsidies and affiliate fees on
offer from application software vendors and ISPs for pre-installing 'trial
versions' and crippleware?

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