Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 9th Apr 2009 22:21 UTC
Microsoft After the more-or-less positively received "You find it, you keep it" television advertisements, it seems as if Microsoft is quickly falling back to its previous mistakes of relying on easily countered FUD-like tactics. We already discussed the blog post regarding Linux on netbooks, which was easily countered on virtually every point made. However, it gets even worse: Microsoft has ordered a study detailing what the company calls the hidden "Apple tax" that you are supposedly paying if you go Apple. Now, I'm the first to state that Apple simply doesn't provide the optimal pricing for everyone, but this Microsoft sponsored study is so completely and utterly ridiculous it makes me wonder just who on earth would look at it and go "Yeah, this looks pretty convincing!"
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RE[2]: The OS taxes
by hraq on Fri 10th Apr 2009 00:07 UTC in reply to "RE: The OS taxes"
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" The price that we can provide HP server with OpenSuse, SLES, or Windows is still always significantly lower to Apple's."

Windows servers always cheaper because you need a very advanced administrator to configure even the simplest service tasks ( eg DNS/Active directory/ File server) while with linux you must be a command line expert to do it.
In osx server even a business owner can confiure the server basic tasks and get it ready with little help if any.
Apple has the right to charge for its superior OS because thats the reason why you buy the hardware.

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