How to avoid the Apple tax?

Mario Vukelic mario.vukelic at
Tue Aug 28 20:03:43 UTC 2007

On Tue, 2007-08-28 at 06:38 -0500, Brad Johnson wrote:
> The OS cost is built into the cost of the computer (just like Dell,
> hense the "Apple Tax" reference). 

This reference is totally wrong. I tried to shut up and ignore this
thread, beut you got me ;)

It is called "Microsoft Tax" because (at least in some places and for
certain consumer types) it is nearly impossible to buy any personal
computer without paying for Windows, even if you don't need it.

In contrast, it is very simple to buy a personal computer without paying
for MacOS, hence there is no Apple Tax.

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