Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 28th Oct 2006 17:28 UTC, submitted by Tyr.
Windows "Leading PC manufacturer Acer has accused Microsoft of ratcheting up the cost of Windows by effectively forcing consumers to opt for the Premium version of Vista. Acer claims that the Vista Home Basic - the new entry-level Windows - is so poorly featured that consumers will simply reject it. "The new [Vista] experience you hear of, if you get Basic, you won't feel it at all," said Jim Wong, senior corporate vice president at Acer. "There's no [Aero] graphics, no Media Center, no remote control."
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He's suggesting that instead of paying whatever amount for an acer pc with a crippled copy of windows vista, purchase a Mac OS X which has had all of the features of vista since last year and is in no way crippled.

As for the price, sometimes you pay peanuts you get monkeys.

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