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

LeeGroups mailgroups at varga.co.uk
Wed Jan 26 20:28:47 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.
True, but I'm pleased to see on the last three HP's I've bought for the 
work (sadly all staying Windows boxes), that there was NO crapware 
installed.
So perhaps this is coming to an end??

Lee




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