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

Alan Pope alan at popey.com
Tue Jan 18 11:18:48 UTC 2011


On 18 January 2011 11:08, Mark Harrison <mark at yourpropertyexpert.com> wrote:
> Out of interest, why do people think that building a PC without Windows
> should be inherently cheaper?
>

A simplistic viewpoint based on ignorance of common Microsoft & OEM
business practice at a guess :)

> 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?

I suspect most people don't even realise that OEMS get a kickback from
that kind of stuff.

Cheers,
Al.



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